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Bid to prevent water leakage

Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has decided to install bulk meters at the sources of drinking water supply and water storage points to prevent leakage and minimise the losses during the supply to consumers in various towns. The bulk meters will first be installed on an experimental basis for a month in one zone each in Jaipur and Ajmer.

According to Principal Water Resources Secretary Ram Lubhaya, the department has found that the quantity of water supplied under most of the schemes across the State is not in accordance with the design parameters. Addressing a review meeting of additional chief engineers of the department here on Monday, Mr. Lubhaya said this situation called for “urgent corrective measures” and added that technical bottlenecks should be removed to ensure water supply up to the tail-end.

He said the illegal water connections would be withdrawn within the next fortnight and the equipment lying in excess under certain schemes would be sent to the regions where there is a shortage of the required machinery.

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