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Mayor wins plaudits for water target

Mayor Subrata Mukherjee has bagged a ‘certificate of honour’ at the Asia-Pacific Environmental Summit in Honolulu for achieving the target set last year for improving water supply in Calcutta.

The mayors of three cities and two NGOs have been conferred the special honour at the conference by mayor J. Harris of Honolulu, who is also chairman of the summit, and co-chairman Carl Hausker.

“They expressed their satisfaction over the efforts made to keep the commitment of augmenting filtered water supply in Calcutta by 100 million gallons a day,” said mayor Mukherjee from Hawaii. The theme of this year’s summit is solid waste management. Last year, it was the supply of safe drinking water.

After inquiring into the commitment and its follow-up made by mayor Mukherjee, the summit found that of the 100 million gallons of extra supply a day, 60 million gallons had already been created and the Calcutta Municipal Corporation had allocated Rs 128 crore to improve the overall water supply situation in the city.

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