City in northern India faces water rationing amid severe shortage

City in northern India faces water rationing amid severe shortage

The northern India’s Delhi government has announced a new water rationing plan, reducing water supply to once daily in several south Delhi neighborhoods.

The incident took place on May 29.

Visuals showed how people were rushing towards the water tanker to fill up their buckets and tubs.

This measure, announced by Water Minister Atishi on Tuesday, affects areas like Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Panchsheel Park, Hauz Khas, and Chittaranjan Park, and will remain in effect until the water supply situation improves.

Minister Atishi urged residents to consider the broader community and avoid wasteful water practices. This decision comes as a response to a significant water crisis exacerbated by a prolonged heatwave and Haryana’s cessation of Yamuna water releases to Delhi since May 1.

North and South West Delhi, including areas like Mehrauli and Chattarpur, are also experiencing severe water shortages. The Delhi Jal Board reported the city’s water production at 978 million gallons per day, still below capacity due to ongoing issues at the Wazirabad plant.

The minister emphasized collective responsibility and warned that stricter measures, including fines for water wastage, might be introduced if voluntary conservation efforts fail. The Delhi government continues discussions with Haryana to resolve the issue, potentially involving the Supreme Court if necessary.


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