Delhi faces water shortage after Haryana allegedly curtails its supply to the capital

New Delhi: A few areas of Delhi are facing shortage of water supply due to Haryana government allegedly curtailing its supply to the national capital.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed Chief Secretary MM Kutty to talk to his Haryana counterpart and ensure restoration of full water supply to Delhi as soon as possible.

Delhi's water requirement is 900 million gallons per day, but it is falling short by about 50 MGD since 8 May, according to a senior Delhi Jal Board (DJB) official.

"Haryana has reduced water supply to Delhi. I have told Chief Secretary to talk to his Haryana counterpart to ensure immediate supply of water," Sisodia said in a tweet on Monday night.

Sisodia is holding the charge of the Water ministry, since rebel AAP leader and former minister Kapil Mishra was sacked from the Delhi cabinet.

If Haryana continues to cut water supply to Delhi, there may be shortage of water supply in some areas of the city, another official said.


Updated Date: May 16, 2017 07:09 AM

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