Latur water crisis: Kejriwal praises PM Modi's efforts to resolve the drought situation

Kejriwal in a letter to the Prime Minister said the people of Delhi are ready to send 10 lakh litres of water per day to Latur for the next two months and demanded that the Centre make arrangements for transportation.

PTI April 12, 2016 23:00:31 IST
Latur water crisis: Kejriwal praises PM Modi's efforts to resolve the drought situation

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making efforts to resolve the water crisis in drought-hit Latur and sought his help to send water to the parched district in Maharashtra's Marathwada region.

Kejriwal in a letter to the Prime Minister said the people of Delhi are ready to send 10 lakh litres of water per day to Latur for the next two months and demanded that the Centre make arrangements for transportation.

"Latur is going through an acute water crisis. The central government has decided to send water to Latur by train. This is an admirable step.

Latur water crisis Kejriwal praises PM Modis efforts to resolve the drought situation

A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

"It will be shameful for the entire country if anyone dies due to water crisis in India in the 21st century. It is the responsibility of the entire country to help the people of Latur," he said.

"Delhi also faces water shortages. But considering the sinister situation in Latur, it is our responsibility to help people there.

"If you find it appropriate, you may appeal the chief ministers of other states in this regard. I am sure they will also extend a helping hand," Kejriwal said.

Defending the government's offer to send 10 lakh litres of water to Latur every day, a senior government official said it will not lead to any water shortage in the capital as Delhi Jal Board (DJB) supplies 340 crore litres of water every day.

"If we send 10 lakh litres of water to Latur from Delhi, there will be no shortage of water here. DJB supplies 340 crore litres of water to people daily," the official said.

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