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Singapore's Deputy PM praises OCW for water saving initiatives in Nagpur

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New Delhi | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
 
The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore T Shanmugaratnam today praised the work done by Orange City Water Pvt Ltd (OCW) for water saving initiatives and 24X7 water supply which is an example for India and beyond.While speaking at Delhi Economic Conclave which was inaugurated by Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, Mr T Shanmugaratnam said that the OCW has done a commendable job in Nagpur.Expressing his gratitude to Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore CMD, Vishvaraj Infrastructure, said, "We are pleased that our efforts and work is being recognized at International level as well. These acknowledgement encourages not only us but all "People" of Nagpur who have contributed and are involved in making 24X7 water availability in the city a dream come true.""Being a perfect example of 4Ps, Public- Private- Partnership and encouraging participation of People for sustainable life of project at large, the Orange City Water (OCW) Project in Nagpur is the first one in India that looks to provide 247 water supply to all its residents, regardless of their socio-economic status. We are extremely thankful to Hon Deputy PM of Singapore who acclaimed efforts of our and government authorities in successful water audit, thereby reducing the water losses, corporatization of the entity and economic water pricing," he said.Orange City Water Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture between Vishvaraj Environment and Veolia Water India Pvt Ltd. The project has been successfully running for last 5 years and has seen non-revenue water supply coming down from 51 per cent to 32 per cent. At one point of time where there was no or alternative day water supply in the city the model has turnaround to be called as Nagpur 24X7. This scheme was implemented on PPP basis where the decisive authority remain with the Public Partner and the implementation would be the responsibility of Private Partner, thus brining accountability and transparency for water audit to both parties.UNI ADP ADG 1957

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