Water for profit

Mysore prepares to receive 24x7 water supply

GIRIJAMMA A R lives with her family of five in a middle class locality in Mysore. Last month she paid the municipality Rs 240 for 82,000 litres water consumed over a period of two months. This amount may rise to Rs 350 per month in four years when the 900,000 residents of the city including Girijamma start getting 24x7 water supply.

24x7 is a misnomer for a modernization model for water distribution system promoted by the Union Urban Development Ministry and does not mean round-the-clock supply. The Mysore City Corporation (mcc) adopted the scheme to overhaul the city

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