Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled Delhi’s first ‘water ATM’ aiming to offer water access in regions without piped supply and reducing reliance on water tankers. These water ATM machines will grant underprivileged sections of the city the same quality of RO(Reverse Osmosis) water that has traditionally been available to more affluent segments of society.
Delhi Government’s Ambitious Plan: 500 RO Plants with Water ATM Machines to Tackle Water Scarcity
The Delhi government aims to address the issue of inadequate piped water supply by installing 500 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants with integrated “water ATM machines” in affected areas. This initiative, led by the Delhi Jal Board, seeks to provide free and safe access to clean drinking water for residents in such regions.
The placement of these 500 RO plants, each with a capacity of 30,000 liters, will be determined based on the availability of tubewells. The plants will be operated by appointed personnel on government-provided land, while the cost of ₹10 lakh per plant will be covered by the Delhi Jal Board.
(Delhi Jal Board)DJB’s RFID Cards for Free Water Access and Usage Charges
Beneficiaries will receive RFID (radio frequency identification) cards from the DJB, enabling them to access their daily free water quota. With an RFID card, one individual can obtain 20 liters of water daily at no cost. However, any usage beyond this limit will be subject to a charge of 8 paise per liter.
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- Delhi Water Minister : Saurabh Bharadwaj