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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Privatisation of Water Supply

Finally the Delhi Jal Board, has admitted that it can not ensure water supply to the city by itself, and will need the help of efficient private operators.

It will be contracting out work to these private players.

Reputed names like Tatas, Mahindra and Manila Water will be bidding for these projects.

Inspite of the great success and efficiency achieved by private players in distribution of electricity in Mumbai and Delhi, there is still a great deal of reluctance about experimenting with privatisation of inefficiency and corruption ridden civic facilities.

If this project succeeds, then like the power distribution in Mumbai and the telecom revolution, it will be another case study for free market supporters to justify a greater involvement of the private sector in improving our lives.