Karnataka

SUCI protests against privatisation of potable water distribution

Members of the Socialist Unity Centre of India staging a protest in Kalaburagi on Saturday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni

Members of the Socialist Unity Centre of India staging a protest in Kalaburagi on Saturday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni  

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The district unit of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) on Saturday staged a protest in front of the Kalaburagi City Corporation opposing the privatisation of drinking water distribution under the World Bank-aided 24x7 Drinking Water Supply project.

SUCI district secretary S.M. Sharma said that the drinking water supplied to the city under the scheme was from the Bhima and the Bennethora.

He added that the same contaminated and sewage water from the Bhima was treated and supplied to all the 55 wards under the scheme.

Mr. Sharma accused the corporation for increasing the water tariff from Rs. 60 to Rs. 175 per month.

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