Delhi Govt to take all possible steps to meet shortage of water: LG

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New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) To bridge the gap between demand and supply of water in Delhi and make drinking water available to the people of the city by extracting ground water from the Yamuna river flow region, the officials of the Central water board will take out samples from the river flow region for which the state Government will provide all technical and human resource help, Delhi Lt Governer Tejender Khanna today said.

Chairing a meeting of the Yamuna River water authority, Mr Khanna said that before carrying out any work on the Yamuna river flow region, study of various aspects relating to the area needed to be done.

Besides, aspects like the quality of water needed to be carefully studied, the LG said at the meeting, where officials of the Central water Board, the Urban Development department and national Institute of hydrology were also present.

The Yamuna River Water Authority was constituted by the Prime Minister last year. According to estimates by the Delhi Jal Board, 720 MGD of water is being supplied for the 165 lakh population of Delhi.

By 2021, the population in the is expected to rise to 230 lakh and commensurately, the demand for drinking water was expected to rise to 1380 MGD.


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