New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Raghav Chadha on Sunday claimed that Haryana was withholding the legitimate share of Delhi’s water. Also, the water being released by the neighboring state into the Yamuna is at the “lowest ever level”.
He said that due to the alleged withholding of Delhi’s share of water by Haryana, the water level of Wazirabad pond has declined and the operational capacity of Chandrawal, Wazirabad, Okhla water treatment plants has come down.
Even a foot fall can have a big impact on the city: Raghav Chaddha
Sharing pictures of the reduced water level in Wazirabad pond, Chadha said in a tweet, “The water being released by Haryana into Yamuna is at the lowest level ever. Even a drop of one foot can have a great impact on the city, but at this time the water level of the pond has dropped from 674 feet to 667 feet. The Haryana government is blocking the legitimate part of Delhi.” He said, “Zero cusecs of water is being released from Haryana into the Yamuna.”
We are witnessing all-time low water levels in Yamuna river as Delhi’s water share withheld by Haryana.@DelhiJalBoard has decided to move Hon’ble Supreme Court against Haryana Govt seeking due supply of Delhi’s legitimate share as already determined by the Hon’ble SC in 1995.
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) July 11, 2021
Delhi Jal Board demands 1,150 MGD water supply during summer
Raghav Chadda said that the Chandrawal water treatment plant is treating only 55 million gallons of water a day instead of the normal capacity of 90 million gallons (MGD). Delhi Jal Board is able to supply only 945 MGD of water in the summer months against the demand of 1,150 MGD of water supply of the city. At present, Delhi is getting only 479 MGD of water instead of 609 MGD from Haryana. Apart from this, Delhi gets 90 MGD of water from ground water and 250 MGD from Upper Ganga Canal.
On Saturday, Chadha had said that the Haryana government was responsible only for the water crisis in Delhi as it was supplying 120 MGD of water less than the prescribed quantity.
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