Heavy sun: Delhi-Dinamani in water shortage
Government officials said on Saturday that drinking water demand could not be met in many parts of Delhi as the Yamuna River was scarred due to heavy rains and no reply was received to the letter sent to the state of Haryana.
The water level in the Wajirabad Reservoir has dropped to an all-time low of 670.70 feet this year. It was at 671.80 on Thursday. On July 11 last year, the Delhi Water Board (DJB) sought a Supreme Court order directing the Haryana government to open additional water in the Yamuna as the water level in the reservoir dropped to 667 feet. In addition, the DJP has written to the Haryana Irrigation Department three times on May 12, May 3 and April 30.
In a letter to the state Irrigation Department on Thursday, he said the water level in the CLC (Carry-Line Channel) and DSP (Delhi sub-branch) was fluctuating. The water level in the Wazirabad Reservoir is declining. It is difficult to lift the 120 cubic feet of water you need. This will adversely affect you production. Due to the peak of summer, the water demand of Delhi is high.
In addition, during this crisis, an additional 150 cubic feet of water is requested along the DT-8 / River route to ensure that 120 cubic feet of water reaches the Wajirabad Reservoir until the onset of the monsoon, ”the letter said.
Officials said there was no response from the neighboring state. He said that Delhi was in a position to defend itself.
An unnamed DJP official said, “Production capacity at the Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla refineries has dropped by 85 per cent due to low pressure. It could drop to 75 percent on Sunday. We are taking action on water supply. So far we have catered to the need of Delhi. However, the situation will worsen if the Haryana government does not release more water into the Yamuna River, the official said.
In line with the summer action plan, the DJP is making efforts to increase water supply through deep wells and install additional tanks to cope with Delhi’s water shortage. The Delhi government said last month that about 1,000 million gallons (MGD) of water would be distributed daily during the summer to meet the demand.
The government has said that 1,198 water tanks will be used across the capital during the summer (April-July) to meet water shortages.
Haryana supplies a total of 610 MGT of water per day to Delhi through the Yamuna River in 2 canals, CLC and DSP.
The water obtained from these two canals comes from the Hatni Kund through the Munak Canal and the Bakra Beas Management Board. In addition, Delhi receives 253 MGT of water from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganges Canal. In addition, 90 MGT of water is extracted from runny wells and boreholes installed throughout the city. In addition, Chandrawal and Wajirabad treatment plants are capable of supplying 90 and 135 MGT of water respectively. Both these treatment plants take water from the Wazirabad Reservoir and purify it and supply it to North East Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi, Delhi Cantonment and New Delhi Municipal Council areas.
Delhi needs about 1,200 MGT of water. DJP Zuma supplies 950 MGT of water. The Delhi government has set a target of increasing its supply to 1,180 MGT by June 2023.