Delhi Jal Board called the city’s water crisis serious, appealed to Haryana for help

New DelhiDelhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice-Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj has expressed deep concern over the depleting water level of Yamuna river and urged the Haryana government to release Delhi’s share of water in the river. Water crisis in the national capital, He claimed that Haryana has stopped releasing water from the Yamuna river, reducing the water supply in Delhi by about 100 million gallons per day (MGD).

“The water level in the Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant pond has dropped to a minimum. This minimum level is determined by measuring it from the sea level. Till date, the water level at Wazirabad Barrage has dropped to 674.5 feet from the normal 674.5 feet. The lowest level of the year is 667.70 feet,” Bharadwaj said.

He said this indicates that the water level is about eight feet below the surface.

How has the water supply in Delhi been affected?

“If you see YamunaYou will see that the depth of the water is only half a foot, ranging from six inches to half a foot.

According to DJB, the water level in Wazirabad pond has dropped to 667 feet against the normal of 674.5 feet. “As a result, water production in Delhi has come down by about 100 MGD, which represents a significant portion of the city’s water supply,” he said at a media briefing.

DJB Vice President urges Haryana to release water for Delhi

“Delhi is facing acute water shortage. In this scorching heat, Haryana Government should provide water on humanitarian basis to quench the thirst of Delhiites. Haryana Government is being asked to provide water to the citizens of Delhi as they are deserves it,” he said.

Bhardwaj said, “Delhi has a certain share of water and they should ensure that the rights of the people are not violated. If Haryana releases the water of Yamuna, Delhi will have enough water to use it for some time. Will happen.”

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