Gautam visits Najafgarh plant, inspects causes of water wastage
Delhi Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam visited the Najafgarh drain and water treatment plant on Saturday and directed the officials to find out the causes of water wastage.
In an attempt to stop wastage of water in south Delhi, he also directed officials and members of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to submit a detailed report on the case, based on which he will formulate a plan of action to resolve the water demand in south Delhi.
The CEO of DJB and other senior officials accompanied Gautam in his visit.
The Najafgarh plant is spread across 374 sq km of area and the Najafgarh drain is the largest among all surface drains joining the river.
Gautam asked officials to find out ways to make the best of the treated water so as to meet the drinking water demand of south Delhi.
"I am seriously looking for all possible ways to save water and use it to meet the high demand," he said.
On Saturday, Gautam also visited the water treatment plant in Dwarka, which boasts of 50 million gallons per day capacity.
"I will restructure the water policy of Delhi," Gautam told Millennium Post, adding that the government wants to make a revolutionary water policy, keeping in mind the future of Delhi's children.
A source in Delhi government said that the minister is trying his best to meet the city's increasing demand for drinking water.
Gautam has already identified five thrust areas to improve to fight water wastage.
To improve the policy, the minister is visiting various water treatment plants in Delhi to understand the problems and getting ground reports from every important plant.
According to a source, the minister believes that if continuous inspections are taken of these places, officials will understand how much importance the government gives to the issue.