Kerala’s state government is set to hike the monthly water rate to the maximum of Rs.10.00 per liter.
The state cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal, which is part of a nationwide drive to cut the water bill.
The decision will help reduce the deficit of the government.
In the last two years, the state government has raised the water rate by over 20 per cent.
“It is necessary for the government to take the decision as it will bring an immediate reduction in the burden of expenditure,” said the Cabinet member for water resources and water management, Dr R.S. Srinivasan.
The move will also save the state’s money in the long run.