Ambernath set to become water mgmt model of Maha
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Last Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:37
Singapore: Ambernath is set to become the modern and technology driven water management model of Maharashtra with the development of system similar to one in Singapore.

"We have been working on the Ambernath model project under a two-year old MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Singapore's Public Utilities Board to develop the water system in the city," Lakshman Dhoble, Maharashtra's Water Supply and Sanitation Minister said during the ongoing Singapore International Water Week which began today.

"Our water loss is improving, averaging 15 per cent in the city compared with Singapore's 4 per cent water loss," said Dhoble, adding that his ministry was keeping close to the Singapore pattern of water development and governance.

He said Ambernath model would eventually become a major state model.

Earlier in his address to the Ministerial Roundtable at the Asia Pacific Water Ministers' Forum, Dhoble conceded that Maharashtra was not an exception to water crisis as are the cases across the world.

But to tackle the water crisis, the state has put in place several initiatives including the use of the most advanced technology in managing water resources.

These efforts are being pursued to ensure Maharashtra achieve 24/7 (24 hours/seven days) water supply to the state, he assured the ministerial panel.


First Published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:37

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