Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot announces relief for domestic water consumers in urban, rural areas

The Chief Minister announced this before the media in Jodhpur on Friday (March 8).

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a major relief for domestic water consumers in urban and rural areas with effect from April 1, 2019.

The Chief Minister announced this before the media in Jodhpur on Friday (March 8).

The decision will benefit about 3.36 crore people across the state to the extent of Rs 161 crore in their domestic water bills.

In rural areas, no water charges would be collected for the supplies up to 40 liters per capita per day from 2.8 crore people.

In urban areas, there will be no water, sewerage and development charges for the domestic metered connection with monthly consumption up to 15 kiloliters or a flat rate connection. About 56 lakh urban population will benefit from this.

For urban regions, the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHE) has been directed to change dysfunctional water meters in two years.

After meters getting functional for such domestic water connections, no water charge would be collected for monthly consumption up to 15 kiloliters per connection.

Source: India Today

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