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Delhi water crisis: Now LG’s entry, understand when the shortage of drinking water will be resolved

New Delhi: The capital Delhi is facing a severe water crisis these days. There is a huge shortage of drinking water in many areas of Delhi. The government is trying to supply water by sending water tankers to the areas, but even after this the problem is not being resolved. The Delhi government is blaming the Haryana government on this issue. There is a lot of politics on the water crisis, but only the people of Delhi are bearing the brunt of it. Meanwhile, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has also entered this matter. he/she met Delhi government ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj at Raj Niwas and reviewed the situation of water crisis. The LG assured the Delhi ministers that he/she would raise the issue of water supply with the Haryana government. But he/she advised both the ministers not to get involved in ‘accusation and counter-accusation’ and resolve the issues amicably.

Haryana accused of not providing water

It is worth noting that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has accused the BJP-ruled Haryana of stopping Delhi’s share of water for the last several days as it is going through a severe water crisis amid scorching heat. After the meeting, Delhi Water Minister Atishi said that Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has assured her to talk to the Haryana government to ensure that the capital’s share of 1,050 cusecs of water is released into the Munak canal.

LG assured to talk to Haryana

A statement from the Lieutenant Governor’s office said Saxena assured the ministers that he/she would take up the issue of water supply with the Haryana government and request them to release additional water on humanitarian grounds. It said Saxena also advised the ministers to avoid “blame game” and stop wastage of water. “The Lieutenant Governor advised the ministers not to indulge in unnecessary blame game and resolve the issue amicably with the neighbouring states. he/she also pointed out that if Haryana releases additional water beyond its allocated share, Delhi does not have adequate water treatment plants (WTPs) and capacity to treat the water and supply it to the residents of the capital,” the statement said.

Where is there water shortage in Delhi?

According to the officials of the Jal Board, about 21,500 people in the city are affected by the shortage of 1 MGD. In the last few days, in most areas of Delhi, either there is no water supply or if there is, it is much less than the requirement. This includes some areas of Munirka, Vasant Kunj, Mithapur, Kiradi, Sangam Vihar, Chhatarpur and Baljit Nagar. At the same time, there is a shortage of water in Rohini, Begumpur, Vasant Kunj, Indra Enclave, Rohini, Sarai Rohilla, Manakpura, Dolivalan, Prabhat Road, Raigarpura, Beedanpura, Dev Nagar, Bapa Nagar, Naivalan, Baljit Nagar and East Patel Nagar.

Haryana’s lies were exposed by its own affidavit: Atishi

Delhi’s Water Minister Atishi has said that Delhi is not getting as much water as it should. The water released by Haryana is disappearing somewhere and is not able to reach Delhi. She said that ever since this matter has reached the Supreme Court, the water level of Wazirabad Barrage is continuously falling. The Haryana government is not releasing as much water as it should for Munak Canal and Wazirabad Barrage. The result of this is that all the water treatment plants in Delhi are not able to work according to their capacity and there is a water crisis in the entire Delhi.

Atishi again targeted the Haryana government

Atishi alleged that when we talk to the Haryana government, they say that they are releasing water, but where does this water disappear on the way. The lies of the Haryana government have been exposed by their own affidavit filed in the Supreme Court. The Haryana government did not give way to the water being sent from Himachal Pradesh and the conspiracy of the Haryana government did not stop here. The water that comes in the Munak Canal, Haryana is continuously releasing less water even after the decision of the Upper Yamuna River Board. Haryana has released less water for four days before the elections in Delhi.

Atishi alleged that the affidavit submitted by the Haryana government in the Supreme Court clearly shows that instead of 710 cusecs of water that would have been released on 7, 8, 9 and 10 June, only 657 cusecs of water was released and instead of 330 cusecs of water that would have been released at the other centre, only 310 cusecs were released. It is clear from the affidavit given by Haryana that it is releasing less water on the Munak Canal. Due to which the water crisis in Delhi continues.

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