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Water scarcity, skill training for workers among issues discussed between Delhi LG, Kejriwal

According to an official statement, Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met on Friday to discuss a number of concerns, including water scarcity and providing skill training to workers in the unorganised sector.

June 10, 2022 / 08:25 PM IST
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Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday discussed a range of issues, including water scarcity and imparting skill training to workers of the unorganised sector here, an official statement said.

At their weekly meeting held at Raj Niwas, the LG and the CM discussed the "prevalent and recurring issue of water scarcity" in Delhi and stressed on a sustainable way forward that entails making the city self-sufficient in meeting its water requirements, it said.

"The Lt Governor assured the CM that he would take up the issue with and at all appropriate levels to address it in the interim," the statement said. Earlier this month, Kejriwal had said he will meet the new LG every Friday for "better coordination" and to effectively address issues concerning the capital.

It was decided that a meeting of all departments concerned will be held in presence of the LG and the CM on June 14 wherein the officers will be asked to present concrete plans detailing the number of sink holes that they would put in place before June 30 for absorbing rain water and prevent waterlogging, apart from recharging the water table, the statement said. The LG also discussed the idea of planting suitable bamboo varieties on the peripheries of Delhi and sandalwood trees on government land meant for plantation.