Delhi Hit with Water Crises by Jat Agitation

Feb 23, 2016 | D. Sethi

Northern India has been severely affected owing to Jat agitation for quota reservation. Our national capital Delhi is no less behind. It is on verge of extreme water crises with nearly all 7 plants of water treatment drying up at fast pace post vandalisation by the jat community protesters. These protesters have forced closing of Munak Canal, which has led the people in Delhi face water crises. The repercussions infact are being felt in most parts of Delhi and adjoining areas.

The water minister of Delhi, Kapil Mishra briefed the media folks on Sunday and informed that the city government was not able to supply water through the pipes in evening. They couldn’t supply water via pipes in west, central and north Delhi this evening since the water stock was completely exhausted. They have planned to provide water in the areas through tankers.

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi appealed and requested the residents to save water and has even forecasted that they might have to stay on stored water for the next one or two days minimum. Arvind Kejriwal spoke to the Manohar Lal Khattar, the CM of Haryana along with Rajnath Singh, the union Home Minister on the urgent need for restoring supply of water to Delhi. Arvind even announced that on Monday all schools would remain closed. The Western part of the capital city was worst affected and the jat agitation is expected to spread to other parts of Delhi too.

As per a resident of the city, they have had no water supply since morning. They had stocked the water on Saturday and it would be available till Monday only. If the situation is not controlled then they would be in extreme water crises. Some people are borrowing water from their neighbors for the water pressure seems to be low in most of the parts.


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