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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OFFICIAL APATHY: Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply!

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August 2, 2011 / IANS, New Delhi / DC.

Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over reported supply of contaminated water in some parts of the national capital.
The notice was issued to the DJB chairman calling for a report within four weeks and measures taken to supply potable water to the residents of Delhi, said an NHRC statement. An official survey conducted by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the DJB revealed that in 200 areas surveyed by them, 67 major water pipelines had micro cracks and water in them was contaminated by sewage as the lines cross each other, the statement said.

01) A very humane gesture by the National Human Rights Commission!

02) Yes, Right to Safe Drinking Water is a Fundamental Human Right!! 

03) With this precedent, H.R.C. across India too act proactively to ensure water supply boards and civic bodies in many cities & towns ensure that contaminated water is not supplied in lieu of potable water whereby causing deaths, hospitalisations & suffering on account of outbreak of water borne diseases!!!

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