Haryana reduces water supply
The level of cooperation from Haryana in supplying water to Delhi through the Munak canal over the past few weeks seems to have reduced since AAP formed government. Where Delhi Jal Board started trial runs of the Dwarka and Bawana water treatment plants, sources within the government say the supply of water has been reduced and it has become extremely difficult to run these plants.
Interestingly, Haryana Irrigation Department maintains that it is not obligated to supply any additional water to Delhi for the three new WTPs at Dwarka, Bawana and Okhla. A senior official said, "We release 719 cusec for Delhi at Karnal for an installed capacity of 925 cusec in Delhi. This is as per Supreme Court orders. Out of this, about 683 cusec reaches Delhi. Haryana is also supplying Delhi with enough water on its own to meet this shortfall. Now, Delhi has gone ahead and constructed three more WTPs with a capacity of around 150 cusec. Haryana will not supply any additional water."