19 May 2017
Delhi water crisis- Haryana breaks promise, releases just 175 cusecs
In the evening of May 18, it released 50 cusecs more, "but this is not sufficient", a Delhi Jal Board official said.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has meanwhile directed a contempt case against Haryana.
Delhi's water crisis
Most areas in Delhi receive potable water from the Wazirabad pond.
Haryana releases close to 1,190 cusecs of water per day into the pond. However, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials said that Haryana has now reduced this supply to 1000 cusecs per day.
The pond's water level has also reduced by 2 feet.
The pond supplies 900 million gallons water per day to Delhi.
Haryana refuted claims
Anurag Rastogi, Haryana's irrigation department principal secretary said, "We have not stopped supply of water to Delhi and there have been no instructions from the government or any other authority in this regard."
Haryana said the drop in levels at the pond was due to illegal lifting of water by the DJB for the Bhagirathi water treatment plant.
DJB takes to Twitter
The Delhi Jal Board said, "Due to acute drop of pond level in River Yamuna and reduced supply of water in CLC, the production of water from 3rd 40MGD (million gallons per day) plant at Wazirabad has been curtailed up to 30%."
Which areas have been affected?
There has been no water supply since 10 days. Several areas have been affected: Azadpur, Jahangirpuri, Mukherjee Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Punjabi Bagh, Shastri Nagar, Karol Bagh, Okhla etc were hit. Production at the Chandrawal, Okhla and Wazirabad water treatment plants has also been affected.