AAP Ministers urge Modi to help end city water crisis

  • | Tuesday | 25th June, 2024

With the ongoing tussle over the water crisis in the national Capital not showing any sign of ending, Delhi Cabinet ministers wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ensure required water supply. This comes close on the heels of the Delhi Water Minister Atishi writing to PM Modi last week, seeking his intervention in the water scarcity in the national Capital. Delhi ministers including Gopal Rai, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Kailash Gahlot and Imran Hussain have written a letter to the Prime Minister on the water crisis during a meeting at the site of Atishis hunger strike at Bhogal in Jangpura. In the letter signed by Rai, Gahlot, Hussain and Bharadwaj, they have said that despite the heatwave conditions, Delhi was not getting its "rightful share" of water from Haryana. "The total water supply in Delhi is 1,005 MGD. Out of this, a huge chunk of 613 MGD comes from Haryana. For the last many weeks, there has been a decline in water coming from Haryana," the letter read. The Delhi ministers said that Delhi was getting 100 MGD less for many days now. "One MGD of water fulfils the needs of 28,500 people in Delhi in one day. This means that due to the decline of 100 MGD of water, 28 lakh people are not getting water. On one hand, we need additional water and on the other hand, 28 lakh people are not getting water," read the letter The ministers also cited Atishis indefinite hunger strike to request the prime minister to find a solution to the water crisis on priority. At the press conference, Delhi Environment Minister Rai said, "Today, we are appealing to LG sir that anytime tomorrow, you should go to Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant along with all of us. You should come there along with your officers and see what the condition is," he said. On Sunday, a delegation of 10 AAP leaders had met the LG over the water crisis in the national capital. "Yesterday when our ministers, MPs and MLAs went to meet LG sir, he kept saying that Haryana is providing water. Whereas the truth is that the Yamuna river has dried up in Wazirabad," Rai said.

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