New Delhi: The worries of Delhiites battling the scorching heat may increase further. Many areas of Delhi are already troubled by the scarcity of water and now a big water crisis can also come in the middle of it. This is to say of Raghav Chadha, Deputy Chairman of Delhi Jal Board. Raghav Chadha has held the Haryana government responsible for this water crisis looming over Delhi. In a press conference, Raghav Chadha said that today a huge water crisis is hovering over the head of Delhi and if the blame goes to any state government, then it is Haryana. He alleges that Haryana has made a huge cut in the amount of water that has to be released in the Yamuna river for Delhi.
Raghav Chadha said that at this time it is very hot, monsoon is late and there is an outbreak of epidemic. Delhi depends on neighboring states for its water supply, some state from Ganga, some from Yamuna and we supply water by extracting some ground water. It is the commitment of every state that a fixed limit of water is to be released for Delhi every day. But Haryana has stopped the amount of water that should be legally released for Delhi. On this day, there has been a decrease of 100 MGD in the water production of Delhi. In this time of summer, Delhi Jal Board has fulfilled the peak demand. This time, the Delhi Jal Board has delivered a record 945 MGD of water to the people of Delhi. But today it has come down by 100 MGD.
Three water treatment plants are affected-
Raghav said that the Haryana government has stopped the water of Yamuna and the Khattar government is responsible for this. He said that water is released from Haryana through CLC, DSB and Wazirabad channels. CLC and DSB channels have declined while in Wazirabad it has come down to zero. Haryana is leaving less than 221 cusecs, that is, about 120 mgd of water for Delhi. Due to which three water treatment plants are affected-
– Chandrawal was producing 90 mgd daily in the water treatment plant which has come down to 55 mgd
Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant was producing 135 mgd daily, it has come down to 80 mgd
– Okhla water treatment plant had 20 mgd production per day, it has come down to 15 mgd
In all three WTPs, there should be a production of 245 mgd but now it has come down to 145-150 mgd.
There may be shortage of water in VVIP areas of Delhi-
Due to the decline in water production, water supply in many areas of Delhi may be affected. According to Raghav Chadha, due to this water crisis, water supply is affected in many big areas of Delhi. In which there is NDMC area, Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, Rashtrapati Niwas, Prime Minister’s residence, many embassies, residences of big officials and leaders and also many areas of South Delhi. I want to say with folded hands to Khattar sahib that we have no enmity with you or you. On humanitarian grounds, give at least that much water to Delhi as much as you want to leave. It’s time for pandemic, don’t kill the rights of Delhiites. Due to this, there may be a shortage of water at the residence of your beloved Prime Minister.
Arrogant Chief Minister stopped Delhi’s water – Raghav Chadha
Targeting the Haryana government, Raghav Chadha said that the Khattar government has killed the right of the people of Delhi to legal and human rights. The Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) had clearly told Haryana that you have to give the amount of water that Delhi should give to you and in addition to that, give 150 cusecs of water so that there is no water crisis in Delhi. Haryana not only gave us that 150 cusecs of water but also stopped the legal right which is our right. Delhi does not have any water body of its own, depends on different states. What can we do if a rude minded chief minister stops the water of Delhi?
Responding to the protests by BJP leaders regarding the water scarcity, Raghav Chadha said that BJP people should immediately go and sit outside Khattar Saheb’s house. If this happens, we will thank the BJP leaders. On the other hand, on the statement made by Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta to stop the water supply of Delhi Water Minister Satyendra Jain’s house, Raghav Chadha said that I do not consider it appropriate to answer Adesh Gupta’s talk.
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