CM approves proposal to form rules for providing water connection and water surcharge

Ranchi,: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday approved a proposal to frame the rules for Jharkhand Municipal Water Works, Water Surcharge and Water Connection rules 2020.

  Now the rules would be placed before the cabinet for approval. In the rules which have been framed by the urban development and housing department related to waterworks, water storage, water connection rate etc.

  As per the provision the process for water connection has been made online. The process for approving the water connection, execution and installation would be spread across three phases and would be completed in a stipulated time.

    The water connection would be also of four types including residential, commercial, industrial and government use. For all these types of water connections monthly charge has been fixed. For household use the water connection charge would be more for APL families while BPL families would have to pay less.

  Further the old connections without meters would be changed into meter enabled connections and for illegal water connections a process for making them legal has been set while incase for payment of entire penalty some rebate would be also given.

  The rules also consists of provisions to prevent the wastage of water. It also mentions the responsibility and execution of water supply with the concerned urban local bodies. In case of outsourcing of work Judco would be the central Nodal point.

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