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The slum dwellers in Delhi would soon be using smart cards to get water supplies through the “pay-and-use” water ATMs. Special water kiosks are going to be constructed in the resettlement colonies and slums.

The New Delhi State Government has just cleared the proposal for water ATMs from which a person can draw maximum of 20 litres of water at a time.

According to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the cost of per litre of water would be 30 paise. A pilot project of water ATM was launched recently in a resettlement colony in Delhi. Soon 10 water ATMs are going to be installed in resettlement colonies in the national capital.

DJB launched the project in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. At Savda Ghevra resettlement colony in Delhi, the DJB has also set up a de-centralized drinking water plant along with solar powered water ATMs at 14-locations in collaboration with Piramal Water Private Limited.

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