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Have consulted DJB for land pooling policy, clarifies DDA

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has clarified its stand that the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has been consulted by the DDA from time to time for the land pooling policy. The DDA has issued statements that a news item has appeared in certain sections of news papers on Wednesday. The Authority stated that a meeting was held on 3 october, 2017 with the Delhi Jal Board's Chief Executive officer and DDA to assess the water demand of area under land pooling Policy. The DJB has informed in the meeting that broad strategy and evacuation plan for water supply will be worked out taking into consideration the existing ground water capacity, anticipated saving from transmission losses and required augumentation of existing sources of water.

Subsequently, in a discussion further was held on 1st December, 2017 with the DJB CEO regarding assessment of water availability in land pooling areas it emerged that in view of scarcity of water in Delhi, alternative measures such as aquifer systems, water conservation measures like rain water harvesting, natural recharge recycling are required to meet the future water demand in land pooling areas.

The DDA further clarified that a meeting was also held with the chairmanship

of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to review the assessment of creating physical infrastructure such as water power and road network for the areas under Land Pooling Policy, where decision with reference to follow-up actions to

be initiated by the Delhi Jal Board.

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