Amid the rising temperature in the national capital, Delhi is reeling under water shortage. A research conducted by Asit K Biswas, National University of Singapore, Cecilia Tortajada, National University of Singapore, and Udisha Saklani, the National University of Singapore published in News Minute claimed that some parts of South and West Delhi have not been able to receive a regular supply of water for a long time now.
The report stated that Delhi which is the world’s second most populous city is expected to grow from 14 million people residing in the city to 25 million. Additionally, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party had affirmed that every household would get at least 20,000 litres of water for free per month. However, as opposed to what was promised some areas able to receive water only for an hour or two in a day. The research claimed that the national capital does not have enough water to turn the promise into reality. Overflowing sewers and mismanagement of resources also could be the basic reasons for water scarcity in Delhi.
As per the report, some houses do not have functional meters and regular incidents of water leakage and theft make the matters worse. Earlier this year, it was reported that Haryana was sending “less” water to Delhi only leading to further water shortage.
“The release of water to Delhi through the Yamuna has been decreased by Haryana since May 8, 2017. We are getting 50 million gallons per day (MGD) water less than what we are supposed to get. If this is not fixed soon, there might be a major water shortage in the city,” a senior Delhi Jal Board officials told Hindustan Times.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had affirmed that he had spoken to Jal board who were making efforts to ensure full water supply.
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