Delhi looks to Singapore for inspiration to tackle water crisis

A man carrying a bag containing plastic recyclable items walks on a water pipe next to a sewage drain canal full of garbage in the Taimur Nagar slum area in New Delhi.
A man carrying a bag containing plastic recyclable items walks on a water pipe next to a sewage drain canal full of garbage in the Taimur Nagar slum area in New Delhi. PHOTO: AFP

India's capital city will emulate the "Singapore model" of water treatment in its bid to augment supplies by 50 per cent in the next five years.

Outlining his government's water security strategy, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the city will be treating effluent water to make it suitable for drinking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Delhi looks to S'pore for inspiration to tackle water crisis'. Print Edition | Subscribe