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Wednesday, 13-December-2017

NEW WATER POLICY FOR RAIL

Launched on March 22, its aim, among other things, is to ensure that water is not wasted

In a big step towards water conservation, the Ministry of Railways released a new policy on March 22, coinciding with the World Water Day.

The policy, to be implemented in trains, railway stations, etc., is aimed at not only ensuring that water is not unnecessarily wasted, but also reducing Railways’ annual water bill by Rs 400 crore. The state has been supplying water to the Railways till now and the government’s annual water bill is Rs 4,000 crore.

Authorities will ensure that water is bought from only those treatment plants that are set up by private firms. The treated and recycled water will not be used for drinking, but various other purposes.

The policy will also be promoting a better water management system that will curtail water wastage and consumption.