Water Levels In Yamuna At Lowest Point In 56 Years: AAP Minister Raghav Chadha

Water Levels In Yamuna At Lowest Point In 56 Years: AAP Minister

Even if water degree in Yamuna goes down by a foot, it causes havoc in Delhi: Raghav Chadha

New Delhi:

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice-Chairman Raghav Chadha on Monday stated the water ranges of the Yamuna river on the Wazirabad barrage have hit the bottom level in 56 years as Haryana has withheld Delhi’s authentic share of water.

Mr Chadha, who reviewed the scenario on the Wazirabad pond, stated Haryana has not been releasing no less than 120 MGD (million gallons per day) water that belongs to Delhi and this has led to a water disaster within the nationwide capital.

“The water treatment plants in Delhi are operating at a reduced capacity because of a less discharge of raw water from Haryana.

“With Haryana withholding Delhi’s share of water, the Yamuna has dried up…a lot that it may be used as a cricket or a hockey discipline. The water ranges on the Wazirabad barrage haven’t been so low since 1965,” Mr Chadha said.

“Delhi is a landlocked metropolis and depends on its neighbouring states for water provide. Uttar Pradesh provides to us a share of the Ganga water, Haryana of the Yamuna water, we get some from Punjab by way of (the) Bhakra Nangal (dam). The greatest share of that is imagined to be equipped by Haryana,” he added.

Even if the water level in the Yamuna goes down by a foot, it causes havoc in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said, adding that it has gone down by 7.5 feet as Haryana has withheld Delhi’s share of water and the BJP-led Haryana government must return to Delhi its rightful share of 120 MGD water.

“With folded arms, I plead with the Haryana authorities, please give the residents of Delhi their rightful share of water. The Supreme Court had ordered you to provide this water on authorized grounds. You have to provide it on humanitarian grounds as properly,” he added.

Mr Chadha stated there was adequate rainfall in Haryana and the water ranges within the state’s rivers are greater than what they want.

The DJB moved the Supreme Court on Sunday looking for instructions to Haryana to launch the capital’s authentic share of water.

The DJB has been supplying 945 MGD of water to town residents this summer time towards the demand of 1,150 MGD.

At current, Delhi is receiving 479 MGD water as towards 609 MGD from Haryana. Besides, town attracts 90 MGD groundwater and receives 250 MGD water from the (*56*) Ganga Canal.

With Haryana withholding 120 MGD water, the Yamuna has fully dried up and the operational capability at varied remedy crops has diminished by 40 to 50 per cent, Mr Chadha stated.

He stated the Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has been working at a 55-MGD capability towards the conventional of 90 MGD.

Similarly, the Wazirabad WTP and the Okhla WTP have been working at a 80-MGD and a 12-MGD capability towards their regular capability of 135 MGD and 20 MGD respectively.

Water provide has been hit in central Delhi, south Delhi, west Delhi and the NDMC space the place necessary establishments, together with the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Supreme Court, the prime minister’s Residence and embassies, are positioned, Mr Chadha identified.


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