Delhi being supplied 1,050 cusecs of its share of water, AAP government presenting fake data: Haryana CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday that 1,050 cusecs of water is being supplied to Delhi, after the Arvind Kejriwal government sent an SOS to the BJP-ruled state seeking additional water in Yamuna river in case of water crisis. a few days later. He accused the AAP government of Delhi of doing politics on the matter and presenting false figures.
Notably, the AAP government in Delhi had earlier also blamed Haryana for not releasing water to the “legitimate portion” of Delhi. Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led government, Khattar said, “It is unfortunate that they are lying, doing politics on this issue and presenting false figures.” “The fact is that they are being given water according to their share. They are being given 1,050 cusecs of water,” the Haryana chief minister told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.
Later in an official statement, Khattar said, “On the contrary, the Aam Aadmi Party government of Punjab is not giving water to Haryana’s share. The Chief Minister of Delhi should first take the water of Haryana’s share from Punjab.” was requested to leave. “Haryana is releasing less water into the river, due to which the water level of Wazirabad pond has dropped to 671.80 feet as against the normal level of 674.5 feet. Many areas of Delhi may face water crisis.” The officer had said.
Haryana supplies a total of 610 million gallons of water a day to Delhi through two canals – the Carrier-Lined Channel (CLC) and the Delhi Sub-Branch (DSB) – and the Yamuna. Water is supplied to CLC and DSB from Hathini Kund through Munak Canal and Bhakra Beas Management Board.
In addition, Delhi receives 253 MGD of water from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganga Canal, and 90 MGD of water is drawn from rain wells and tube wells installed across the city. The Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants have a capacity of 90 MGD and 135 MGD respectively.
Two plants lift raw water from Wazirabad pond, treat it and supply it to Northeast Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi including Delhi Cantonment and New Delhi Municipal Council areas. Delhi requires about 1,200 MGD of water, while the Delhi Jal Board supplies about 950 MGD of water.
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