ANDHRA PRADESH

Canned water from HMWSSB

Yes, we can. Barrack Obama’s campaign slogan seems to have caught the fancy of Water Board here.

Inspired by those simple words, the HMWSSB has gone in for packaged water. Yes, it can supply water through pipe, through tanker and now cans.

The cans labelled ‘Metro Water’ carries the punch line below – Yes, we can.

Interestingly, there was not much fanfare associated with the recent launch of the canned water.

The reason being the Board has no plans as of now to compete with the private sector. Its initial targets are the State and Central government offices.

Priced at Rs. 40 for a 20 litre bottle it is pretty cheap. If the grapevine is to be believed, the Board is afraid of criticism that it has turned water supply into a commercial venture.

J.S. IFTHEKHAR

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