privatization of water services

Sushubh

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While the emphasis is on privatization of water services, Moneylife looks back at the battle fought by Arvind Kejriwal against the Delhi Jal Board and the World Bank to prove the fraud and the conspiracy to privatise water supply and make it expensive for Delhites

The ministry of water resources has been undertaking public consultations across the country for quite sometime to formulate the New Water Policy to be probably implemented in March this year (the last revision was in 2002). While the general feedback it got points to proper water management and augmentation at the grass-root level, the draft policy being circulated recently dangerously lays emphasis on privatization of water services.

According to news reports, the draft National Water Policy encourages privatization of water supply services and gives liberty to private operators (who would look at profits first) to “fully recover” their operational and administrative costs, which could obviously lead to steep hike in water rates for the end consumer. The draft also suggests that the government should shrug of its responsibility of being a service provider for water and has curiously put the onus on private operators.

RTI expose of how World Bank had arm-twisted Delhi Jal Board for water privatisation — www.moneylife.in — Readability
 

saarth

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so, it already exists. since 2000. and its our beloved coke here. yay!

By several reliable estimates, there have been in excess of 25,000 suicides by farmers over the last decade, a majority of these in the western and southern states, no longer able to feed their families because Coca-Cola has destroyed their farms.

Public Utility, Private Profit: Privatization of Water is as Benign as Lucifer | Truthout
 


Jaymin

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However for this resource too, i hold the same view like that of Crude.....let the prices rise after privatisation of water supplies. Ppl will not understand its value until it pinches their pockets.Almost daily 2-3 times the Society's tank overflows with gallons and gallons of water. I have to abuse the watchmen daily to cut off the wastage. If private players take over, money will be charged per litre or gallon may b. And every drop wasted will then pinch on every member of the society. Atleast they will take some steps to reduce the wastage.
 

Bobbyguitarist

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However for this resource too, i hold the same view like that of Crude.....let the prices rise after privatisation of water supplies. Ppl will not understand its value until it pinches their pockets.

Almost daily 2-3 times the Society's tank overflows with gallons and gallons of water. I have to abuse the watchmen daily to cut off the wastage. If private players take over, money will be charged per litre or gallon may b. And every drop wasted will then pinch on every member of the society. Atleast they will take some steps to reduce the wastage.
ok this might work for middleclass people who live in apartments and independent houses but think of all those millions of people living in slums :/ they rarely get tankers two-three times a week but raising the water prices is just too much for them.
 

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can any one please otherwise tell me why the hell world bank need to do all this shit.?
 

Jaymin

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Bobby.....The ppl in slums dont LEGITIMATE supply of water. But, theres lots of water theft around. They break the pipes and steal water. That is the reason y v have so many pipe burst cases as well.And very recently i read a case where a social activist was roughed up by Police officials for reporting a case of theft in Mumbai.If it gets privatised, automatically the companies will start accounting for all this.