AAP minister Atishi raps BJP-ruled Haryana for blocking Delhi’s water share amid heatwave — ’Lie has been exposed’

  • Atishi has claimed that the water supply has been decreasing continuously since May 23 as Haryana is not releasing Delhi’s share of water.

Livemint
First Published11 Jun 2024
Delhi Water Minister Atishi during a meeting on preparations for the monsoon in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Delhi Water Minister Atishi during a meeting on preparations for the monsoon in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Amid the ongoing tussle between Delhi and Haryana over the issue of water shortage, Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Tuesday said the amount of water that should be received from Haryana is continuously decreasing.

The national capital has been experiencing severe water shortage amid scorching heatwaves.

ALSO READ: Citizens climb tankers to fill buckets as Delhi water crisis deepens | Watch

Delhi Water Minister Atishi said: “...There has been a severe heatwave in Delhi for the last few weeks, due to which the water consumption has increased. The amount of water that should be received from Haryana is continuously decreasing. Be it Wazirabad Barrage or Munak Canal, Haryana is not releasing water. Due to this, Delhi's WTPs are not working at full capacity. Whereas Haryana is saying that they are releasing all the water. Now Haryana's lie has been exposed in the Supreme Court.”

“Haryana has to release 1,050 cusecs of water. In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, Haryana has informed that from 1 to 22 May 1,049 cusecs of water were released in Munak Canal. But from 23 May, it kept decreasing continuously. Elections in Delhi were on 25 May; in the four days before that, Haryana gave less water to Delhi,” Atishi added.

 

Haryana’s response

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Tuesday said he has spoken to Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini who informed him that water was being provided to the national capital as per its allocated share.

ALSO READ: Car wash in Delhi: You have to pay fines amid water crisis

“Spoke to Hon'ble CM, Haryana, Shri Nayab Saini ji yesterday. He reiterated that water was being provided to Delhi as per allocated share and assured of all possible help, despite the state's own constraints due to the ongoing heatwave,” Saxena said in a post on X on Tuesday.

During the past fortnight, the AAP government of Delhi has repeatedly accused the BJP-ruled Haryana of stopping Delhi's share of water.

VK Saxena met Delhi ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj on Monday and assured them that he would take up the water supply issue with the Haryana government.

He advised them not to indulge in a “blame game” and to resolve issues amicably.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeNewsIndiaAAP minister Atishi raps BJP-ruled Haryana for blocking Delhi’s water share amid heatwave — ’Lie has been exposed’

Most Active Stocks

Indus Towers

334.00
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-9.9 (-2.88%)

Bharat Electronics

309.30
10:26 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-8.95 (-2.81%)

HDFC Bank

1,658.00
10:24 AM | 19 JUN 2024
49.25 (3.06%)

Tata Steel

180.05
10:25 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-1.1 (-0.61%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Alok Industries

29.50
10:27 AM | 19 JUN 2024
2.15 (7.86%)

Jubilant Ingrevia

554.95
10:16 AM | 19 JUN 2024
39.85 (7.74%)

Triveni Engineering & Indus

413.75
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
28.85 (7.5%)

Shree Renuka Sugars

51.22
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
3.47 (7.27%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,281.00-238.00
    Chennai
    72,711.00-1,095.00
    Delhi
    73,495.00-24.00
    Kolkata
    73,566.00191.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App