Chandigarh’s 24x7 water supply project to be high on green gains

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of groundwater and cutback in water wastage in the city from existing 36% to 15% are some of the environmental gains that will come along the 24x7 water supply project once it’s fully implemented

Chandigarh’s 24x7 water supply project to be high on green gains
The work on the ambitious ₹500-crore project is set to start in February 2022.

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of groundwater and cutback in water wastage in the city from existing 36% to 15% are some of the environmental gains that will come along the 24x7 water supply project once it’s fully implemented

The work on the ambitious 500-crore project is set to start in February 2022.

“In addition to 24x7 water supply to Chandigarh households, the project will reduce carbon dioxide emission by 5.2 lakh tonne up to FY 2039-40,” said Chandigarh Smart City Limited chief general manager NP Sharma. He added that the project qualifies as ‘climate’ as well as ‘clean technology’ programme as the total greenhouse gas emissions will reach a lower level than the carbon dioxide emitted by the existing system.

Chandigarh Smart City Limited will get a loan of about 400 crore from French firm Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the remaining 100-crore grant from the European Union (EU) to execute the project, which will ensure 24-hour water supply daily.