Thousands of people living on the Yamuna floodplains in North Delhi, including Laxmi Nagar, Kashmere Gate and ITO, are seeking refuge at higher places. The government has begun constructing temporary tents to provide shelter, but locals claim it isn’t enough.
"Let the complaint be forwarded to DDA for taking necessary action in accordance with law and also to the Yamuna Monitoring Committee constituted by this tribunal for monitoring by e-mail," the bench said.
The plan is for recharging groundwater in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad by retaining excess water during the monsoon season, and to extract it when required to augment the city’s water supply.
There is water scarcity in various parts of the country, including Delhi and the project will not only help authorities deal with current water problem, but also tackle future difficulties, Kejriwal said.
What does it take to move 20,000 people without bringing the city to a halt? As the Yamuna waters rise and recede yet again,
The Indian Express heads to the floodplains to discover tales of bravery, fear and loss.
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