Delhi will hit by water scarcity due to discontinue of water supply by Haryana: Raghav Chadha

The water treatment plants of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) have the capacity of 0.9 parts per million ammonia concentration in the river water.

On Tuesday, April 13, Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha said that south, north, central and west Delhi are going to be hit by water scarcity as Haryana is not supplying sufficient water to the national capital.

Raghav Chadha also added– “We have also approached the Supreme Court and have written to the Haryana government continuously for 15-20 days about the amount of Ammonia in the water. But the Haryana government has closed its eyes. We demand from the Haryana government that it provide clean and complete water to Delhi.”

Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the agency which is responsible for the supply of potable water to the national capital, has moved the Supreme Court against the Haryana government for the water crisis, its vice chairperson Raghav Chadha said on Monday. Chadha also said that the agency has moved the Supreme Court against the Haryana government to immediately stop the discharge of untreated pollutants into the Yamuna river and to release sufficient water to Delhi.

Aam Aadmi Party leader had also urged Union Jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to intervene into this matter and direct Haryana government to release water supply and curb contamination.

On Sunday, Raghav Chadha also accused Haryana government of reducing water supply to the national capital which was resulting in water scarcity. “Haryana has reduced the supply of raw water to Delhi, as a result we are facing a shortage in water production. Currently, Haryana through CLC Canal is supplying only 549.16 cusecs (against 683 cusecs) and DSB Canal is supplying 306.63 cusecs (against 330 cusecs),” as said by Raghav Chadha.

Raghav Chadha also alleged that Haryana is taking aside its responsibilities and violating the rights of 22 million citizens of Delhi.

Minister Raghav Chadha further added– “I am saying this with responsibility that this is criminal negligence on part of Haryana government and they are, to some extent, willfully violating the right to life of 22 million citizens of Delhi.”

The water treatment plants of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) have the capacity of 0.9 parts per million ammonia concentration in the river water. In case the contamination is higher than this then the water is diluted with fresh water from the upper Ganga Canal or the Munak Canal.

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