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Kejriwal inspects Rajokari water body

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), inspected the Rajokari water body here on Thursday after its beautification by the Delhi government.

With many slum colonies in its vicinity, the dirt, mud and sewage from these settlements used to flow into the water body triggering the breeding of flies and mosquitoes in the entire area.

The water body, the government said in a statement, was now rejuvenated and beautified thereby solving “all these problems” and a mini STP had been built which treats the generated waste water with a daily treating capacity of 6 lakh litres.

‘City of lakes’

“Now the focus is laid on creating mini STPs in entire Delhi. Seeing the waste-water network within Delhi, it is better to have mini STPs according to the needs of the residents than spending thousands of crores of rupees on large STPs in specific areas,” he said. Mr. Kejriwal, with the vision of making Delhi a city of lakes, also approved the proposal for the rejuvenation of 159 water-bodies all across the city at a total cost of ₹376 crore.

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