Adequate water being supplied to Delhi: Haryana

Adequate water being supplied to Delhi: Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 11

Haryana is continuously providing 1,049 cusecs of water at Munak through its canal system to Delhi.

An official spokesperson said the people of Delhi were facing scarcity of water as there was less water in the Yamuna due to delay in monsoon and due to the poor system of water management in Delhi.

The Delhi Government is making false political rhetoric to hide its failure. The truth is that in spite of 40 per cent less water in the Yamuna, Delhi has been given its share.

According to experts, the amount of drinking water that is wasted is more than 30 per cent in Delhi. It is a matter of regret that the Haryana Government was facing criticism of the Delhi Government despite making positive efforts and following the orders of the Supreme Court.

He said Delhi had a share of 719 cusecs of water at Munak. In addition to it, 330 cusecs Yamuna water is being released by Haryana at Munak, complying with Supreme Court orders pronounced on February 29, 1996.

He said the Upper Yamuna River Board in its 52nd and 54th meetings had already verified this position.

In May, Delhi filed a civil writ petition before the Supreme Court on the ground that Haryana is not providing its full share of water to Delhi.

This petition was disposed of by the court. Similar petitions filed by Delhi in previous years had also been disposed of by the Supreme Court.

He said shortage of water in Delhi was the internal mismanagement of Delhi and Haryana has no role in it. It is worth mentioning that due to delayed monsoon, Haryana is facing heavy water scarcity but we are still maintaining water supply to Delhi without any reduction.

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