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Delhi water crisis


Petition calls for audit of Jal Board accounts, HC seeks response from Delhi govt, DJB and CAG

August 24, 2021 10:32 pm

The petition said that Section 70 of the Delhi Water Board Act makes it mandatory for DJB to maintain these records in such form as may be prescribed by the government in consultation with CAG

Delhi Police uses water cannons against BJP workers protesting over water crisis

July 13, 2021 12:00 pm

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said that the water cannons were used on party leaders while they were protesting outside the residence of Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.

Four projects cleared, Delhi expected to get more water

January 03, 2019 2:03 am

Apart from the Yamuna floodplains, the DJB has also identified fresh water pockets in Dwarka. A consultant appointed to assess the viability of water extraction said over 5 MGD of water can be extracted from these areas.

Punjab: Water crisis looms as Bhakra dam level hits a record low

June 16, 2018 1:47 am

Officials at BBMB say if it does not rain properly this monsoon, a huge water crisis is looming over the region. In Pong dam reservoir, the level recorded on Thursday was 1,286 feet, at least four feet lower than the last year.

Kejriwal seeks PM's intervention to prevent water crisis in Delhi

May 18, 2018 12:12 pm

The apex court had asked the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to request Haryana for the maintenance of status quo on water supply and directed Haryana to take an independent decision on the matter.

Once upon a river: Amid water tussle between Delhi and Haryana, Yamuna trickles at entrance of the capital

April 12, 2019 11:18 am

Even as Delhi and Haryana tussle over water from the Yamuna, the river has practically turned into a trickle at the entrance of the capital. Mallica Joshi looks at the consequences for the city and its people.

Delhi: AAP takes water protest to Haryana Bhavan

March 25, 2018 2:00 am

The protest comes a day after the Delhi government moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Haryana government to ensure that they ensure a daily supply of 450 cusecs of potable water.

Water crisis before civic polls: Delhi Jal Board submits report, minister 'not satisfied'

June 18, 2017 8:10 pm

Earlier, the Minister had stated that instances of "irregularities" will surely be looked into, but he has "no ill" intention to "target anyone just for the heck of it", when asked if would act against Mishra.

Delhi stares at water crisis, govt asks residents to stock up

May 06, 2016 3:32 am

The crisis is expected to affect north Delhi, northwest Delhi, central Delhi and parts of west and south Delhi.

Water supply partially restored in Delhi, but it will take days before all is well, says Minister Kapil Mishra

February 24, 2016 2:31 am

Equipment to operate the canal, a major source of water for the capital, was damaged last week by protesters seeking reservations for the Jat community.