Kejriwal additionally mentioned the problem with Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena at a gathering, he stated.
“We must always not go into the legalities… that Delhi’s share is that this a lot and Haryana is releasing this a lot…Delhi faces a water scarcity and I attraction to the Haryana authorities to launch extra water within the Yamuna on humanitarian grounds,” Kejriwal instructed reporters after assembly the L-G.
“We mentioned steps to be taken about cleansing of Najafgarh drain, recharging floor water through rains,” the CM stated.
Amid a water scarcity within the capital metropolis, Jal Board Vice Chairman Saurabh Bharadwaj additionally appealed to the Manohar Lal Khattar-led authorities to launch Delhi’s share of water within the Yamuna to tide over the water disaster within the metropolis.
As per Bharadwaj, Haryana has stopped releasing water from the Tajewala Barrage in Yamuna Nagar district which has decreased the water provide in Delhi by round 100 million gallons a day.
“The Yamuna runs eight ft deep in Delhi and the water stage has already decreased by 7.5 ft. The river has turn out to be dry. The consuming water downside in Delhi has aggravated during the last two days,” he stated.
Bharadwaj additional stated, “As a contingency measure, we have now created depressions within the river mattress to gather a ample amount of water which is being lifted with the assistance of momentary floating pumps.” Nevertheless, the state of affairs can not enhance till Haryana releases water within the river, he added.
Notably, Delhi requires round 1,200 MGD of water, whereas the DJB provides round 1,000 MGD.
Presently, the water manufacturing has dropped under 900 MGD, Bharadwaj stated.