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Delhi water crisis


Amid crisis, only 18% of treated waste water being reused in Delhi

June 26, 2022 6:43 am

Increasing the quantity of water that is reused would need a parallel network across the city to carry the treated water to areas where it can be used, like the agricultural land on the city’s outskirts, the official said.

Water supply to be hit in some parts of Delhi today

June 19, 2022 6:59 am

The city has been facing a prolonged shortage of water this summer with the Yamuna drying up in some parts. The DJB had issued a similar notice on June 9 stating that water will be available at low pressure from June 10 onwards, till sufficient raw water is available.

Explained: Why is Delhi battling severe water shortage?

June 14, 2022 3:18 pm

Delhi’s share of Yamuna water comes from Haryana, which lies upstream. With the river's water level dwindling this year, it has been difficult for water treatment plants in Delhi to draw raw water, and meet the demand.

Delhi: BJP to intensify protest against water shortage

June 02, 2022 10:03 am

BJP West Delhi MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that the Delhi government has a Rs 75,000 crore budget but Delhiites are still crying for water.

Delhi Budget: Water supply and sanitation rank high

March 27, 2022 8:42 am

A total of Rs 6,710 crore has been proposed for water supply and sanitation projects, with the outlay for water supply schemes being higher than that for sanitation.

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.