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In 2015, when AAP came to power, this was the situation of the Water sector in Delhi:

  • Half of Delhi’s unauthorised colonies did not have access to piped water
  • Many large water treatment plant projects were pending clearance
  • Leakages in the supply were extremely high, which was a result of the nexus with the tanker mafia resulting in declining revenues for the Delhi Jal Board
  • Consumers were being harassed by DJB through inflated and irregular bills

Now in 2021 – after AAP:

  • Improved Access to water – Piped water coverage went up to 89% from 54% in unauthorised colonies
  • Comprehensive Plan for future needs – ensuring that Delhi’s increasing water needs are met through water conservation
  • DJB’s financial turnaround – a 50% increase in annual revenue over 5 years
  • Water Amnesty Scheme to ensure that legacy issues with billing are resolved
Before 2015Now% changeData SourceGraph
Piped water coverage in unauthorised colonies 54%89% in 201935 percentage points increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 68)
Number of unauthorised colonies that were given water lines2002- 2014: 2902015 onwards: 1600450% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 69)Number of unauthorised colonies that were given water lines
Number of unauthorised colonies that were given sewer lines2002-2014:
227
2015 onwards: 706 (including ongoing work)200% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 69)Number of unauthorised colonies that were given sewer lines
Active metered consumers18.69 in 201423.73 lakh in 201927% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2019) : Water (Page 60)
Budget expenditure on construction of water & sewer pipelines in unauthorised colonies2002-2014:
1,186 crore
2015 onwards:
8147 crore
587% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 69)Budget expenditure on construction of water & sewer pipelines in unauthorised colonies
Number of functional water meters2015:
8.57 lakh
2021: 21.71 lakh153% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 70)Number of functional water meters
Number of unmetered connections2015:
3.29 lakh
2019:
1.58 lakh
52% decreaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2019) : Water (Page 63)Number of unmetered connections
DJB revenue2014-2015:
1,220 crore
2020-2021(Target):
1,950 crore
59% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 71)DJB revenue
No. of flow meters for real-time data collection2015:
350
2021: 357210-fold increaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 74)No. of flow meters for real-time data collection
Cost of water and sewer connectionsPlot of 200 sq m/300 sq m = Rs 1.14 lakh/Rs 1.24 lakhRs 2,310
(devpmt & infrastr charges waived)
97-98% decreaseDDC Performance Report (2015 – 2021) : Water (Page 76)

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