The water of Yamuna is decreasing rapidly in the capital Delhi. The low water level in this severe heat is a matter of concern for the people of Delhi.
New Delhi: Water crisis is deepening in Delhi amid rising heat and water level in Wazirabad pond is decreasing rapidly due to less flow of water in Yamuna. The officers provided this information. He said that the Delhi government has written a letter to the Haryana Irrigation Department for the second time in a week, asking it to release excess water in the Yamuna so that the water supply in the capital is not disrupted.
An official said that the water level at Wazirabad Barrage came down to a worrying level of 672.30 feet on Wednesday morning as against the normal level of 674.5 feet. Haryana supplies 61 crore gallons of water to Delhi through two canals- Carrier-Lined Channel (CLC) and Delhi Sub-Branch (DSB).
Water is supplied to CLC and DSB from Hathini Kund through Munak Canal and Bhakra Beas Management Board. Apart from this, Delhi gets 253 million gallons of water daily from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganga Canal. Apart from these, 90 million gallons of water are available from wells and reservoirs in the capital. Another official said that due to the low level of water in Wazirabad pond and low flow in CLC, the operational capacity of several water purification plants including Chandrawal, Wazirabad, Haiderpur, Nangloi and Dwarka has reduced.
According to government data, Delhi needed 1,380 MGD of water in 2021 while the Delhi Water Board could supply only about 950 MGD of water. The Meteorological Department has predicted a higher than normal temperature in the month of May as well.