The government needs to refrain from blanket price control on bottled water

If your neighbourhood is like mine, which is not connected to a water supply line of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), and does not have public sources of water, such as stone spouts and wells, buying bottled jars may be the only option to get drinking water. Although there are limited data on what percentage of Kathmandu valley’s drinking water demand is met by bottled jars, Nepal Bottled Water Industries Association claims that 75 percent of drinking water is supplied by private water bottling plants. The average daily demand for drinking water in Kathmandu Valley, according to KUKL data, is 375 million liters per day. Continue reading..