South Haryana still battling water scarcity

  • | Thursday | 17th October, 2019

Led by Gurugram, South Haryana is a water deficient part of the state, a challenge that has also been admitted by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar. To deal with the problem, the BJP government not only plans to bring Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal but also stoppage of the overflow of Indus water to Pakistan and divert it to areas of South Haryana. On October 15, the water tanker mafia reportedly broke the water pipeline which reportedly affected the water supply to 370 families. The two water boosting stations at Basai and Chandu Budhera produce over 450 MGD of water that should be enough, yet 45,000 households are either not receiving water supply or getting contaminated water. Public water officials cite that water being wasted through leakage of pipes, incessant wastage of water and the stronghold of tanker mafia is resulting in the water crisis escalating in the city with every passing year.

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