CM Kejriwal requested 1300 MGD of water from the central government
Said – Delhi gets around 800 MGD of water for a population of 80 lakhs.
Amar Ujala Office
New Delhi. Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed concern about the unavailability of water according to the capital’s current population. The Center and the Supreme Court had set 800-850 MGD of water for the capital in the year 1997-1998, he said. At that time, the population of the capital was 80 lakhs, while today the population of the capital has increased to 2.5 crores, but the water supply of the capital has not increased. Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that if the central government gives 1300 MGD of water to the capital, the Delhi government will supply water to every house within 24 hours. Therefore, the central government should assist in obtaining water from the surrounding states.
He said that the Delhi government has increased the amount of water by drawing water from the ground by installing pipe wells and rainwater wells, but the supply of water to the capital from Yamuna and Ganga is still the same as before even though the population is of capital has tripled and this also requires water for eating, drinking, bathing, washing clothes and cleaning. In such a situation, there should be an increase in the water received from Yamuna and Ganga.
He said that in the year 2015, 861 MGD water was produced in the capital and 990 MGD water is produced today. In this way, the AAP government has raised 129 MGD of water over the past seven years. UP-Haryana did not provide this increased water, but the government increased it by taking it from the ground through pipe wells and rain wells. Apart from this, water treatment plants of 50 MGD in Dwarka, 20 MGD in Bawana and 20 MGD in Okhla have been constructed. In addition, a recycling plant has been built in Nangloi to recycle water. 500 new gigantic tube wells were also installed to extract groundwater. A 2250 km long pipeline has been built to deliver water from house to house, starting to provide water to about 30 lakh houses.
The Prime Minister donated a new underground water reservoir to the people of East Delhi.
New Delhi. Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the underground reservoir near Patparganj on Sunday. This newly built underground reservoir and pumping station with a capacity of 110 lakh liters will supply water to eight colonies including Pandav Nagar, Mayur Kunj, Pratap Vihar, Patparganj village and Chilla village and 31 societies of Mayur Vihar Phase-I. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also present. On this occasion, Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP government has made 12 UGRs and work is being done very quickly on the water issue. The faster the population grew in the capital, the faster the work had to be done, but in the last 70-75 years the work did not move so fast.