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An article " Yellow water baffles people, BMC is cool" in a Mumbai daily. I was confused till I read the reports on Tuesday, BMC is the richest municipal body in the country and yet it waits for its alum stock to be exhausted before it begins the procurement process. While the civic body's hydraulic engineer wants us to believe the water is safe for drinking, it would be better if BMC got its act together and made sure Mumbaikars are not put at risk of diseases. Comment??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 16 Jan '08 04:03 pm
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That's sad and pathatic....Whatz the point in being richest muncipal body if they cant provide safe drinking water to its ppl....shame on them
Answered by Rukhsana.Siddiqui, 16 Jan '08 04:04 pm

 
  
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Problem lies mainly with the residents. Few only knows the water quality paramenters of "safe drinking water" as per W.H.O., W.B. & Indian Standards. Even after 60 years of India being free country, not a single municipality or corporation could boast of "labelling safe drinking water" on any of the public tap. What use is of richest corporation being in the country?
Answered by gangadhar dalal, 16 Jan '08 08:55 pm

 
  
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They r waiting for any Big Accident....After that they will wake up like always...when Media will sound on that issue......
Answered by ajay shukla, 16 Jan '08 04:08 pm

 
  
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Near my house the 4 ft iron pipes ment for the new water connections were kept unguarded for more than a year. They were freely used as loo by the slum dwellers.
No body bothered to clean them before laying them underground for the water connections. Got to know the origin of the yellow colour.
Answered by manoj thakur, 17 Jan '08 05:00 pm

 
  
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This is happening everywhere in India. The water supplied by the municipal/civic bodies is of very poor quality and is harmful for human consumption. We have to purify this water by boiling, water purification systems like aquaguard, etc.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 16 Jan '08 04:10 pm

 
  
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