A two day Public Exhibition on Water with an aim to improve water situation in Dwarka opened at Sector 12 Metro Station today. The two day exhibition has been organised by an NGO Delhi 2050 in league with Finland based Stainless steel giant Outokumpu. The exhibition will shift to Ashirwad Chowk ,Near Ayushman Hospital tomorrow, February 22, 2014.
“ The Delhi 2050 team has been conducting research on the situation of the water crisis in Dwarka and the future possibilities for improving the situation in the parched area. We have involved the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) along with experts from INTACH, School of Planning and Architecture, Jamia Milia Islamia University, JNU and architects and planners from The Netherlands.”said with In our network, headed by Dutch architect Anne Feenstra.
“We will exchange knowledge with the Dwarka residents and share our research work with them during the exhibition to get their valuable feedback. Dwarka is severely short on water and is largely dependent on an irregular tanker supply to meet their needs. “said Mr Anne Feenstra.
|Yatinder Pal Singh Suri|
“Dwarka residents also pay a much higher rate for their water supply compared to the rest of the city. DJB charges Rs 8.53 per kilo litre from DDA and DDA supplies it at Rs 10.76. The supply is also highly inequitable. Where NDMC supplies 480 litres per per person per day, some parts of Dwarka get only 70 litres and that too of a poor quality. Dwarka is a fully planned sub-city and it will be easy for the government to implement any kind of recycling or dual supply systems here,” said Mr Suri.