CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi,asks for intervention to prevent water crisis in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi asking for his intervention to stop in ensuring sufficient water supply from Haryana as the national capital stares at a possible water crisis next week.

CM Kejriwal in his letter mentioned that the city has been receiving 1,133 cusecs of water from Haryana since 1996, but recently, for the first time in 22 years, the neighbouring state has contested Delhi’s right over this water and partially stopped the supply to the national capital.

“The Supreme Court has directed Haryana to keep supplying the earlier quantity of water till May 21, which means the state could reduce water supply after Monday,” he stated.

He raised a concern that if that happens, it would create an “unprecedented shortage of water” in Delhi and could lead to “serious” law and order situation.

He urged PM Modi to use his good offices to persuade Haryana to continue supplying same level of water that it has been supplying for last 22 years and not to disrupt it till the issue is finally decided by the courts.”

The Supreme Court had earlier asked the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to request Haryana for the maintenance of status quo on water supply and directed Haryana to take an independent decision on the matter.

CM Kejriwal also added that Haryana’s disruption in water supply could affect Chandrawal water treatment plan, which supplies water to NDMC area where Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, embassies and major establishments like railway stations and hospitals are located.


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