BJP leaders meet Haryana CM to seek water supply as Delhi faces crisis | Delhi News – Times of India
NEW DELHI: With Delhi facing a severe water crisis this summer, a delegation of state BJP leaders met Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday and urged him to release more water into the Yamuna for the parched national capital.
The delegation was led by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and leader of opposition in Delhi assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri. Gupta later told reporters that Khattar assured them of full cooperation in the issue.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had also urged Haryana on Friday to release additional water on human ground in Yamuna, which had dried up due to scorching heat this year.
In a memorandum submitted to Khattar, Delhi BJP expressed gratitude to the neighbouring state for supplying water to Bawana and Haiderpur water treatment plants during the summer.
Haryana supplied 84,000 MGD water in 2015, 88,000 MGD in 2016, 88,500 MGD in 2017, 88,000 in 2018, 89,500 MGD in 2019, 92,000 MGD in 2020, 92,500 MGD in 2021 and 85,500 MGD so far this year, said the memorandum.
“I urge you on the behalf of Delhi people to provide some more water to Delhi so that they can go about their lives normally,” said the memorandum signed by Gupta.
The ruling AAP has been accusing BJP ruled Haryana for not releasing enough water to Delhi during the summer season.
Delhi Jal Board vice chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj on Friday demanded Haryana to release Delhi’s share of water; claiming only six inches of water was left in the Yamuna.
“In Delhi, there is a severe water shortage. In this scorching heat, the Haryana government should provide water on humanitarian grounds to quench the thirst of Delhiites. The Haryana government is being asked to provide water to the citizens of Delhi, as they are entitled to it,” Bhardwaj had said.
Delhi receives most of its water supply from the rivers coming from neighbouring states. UP supplies water from Ganga, Haryana supplies water from the Yamuna while some is also supplied from Bhakra Nangal of Punjab.