After the festival of Holi, the weather of Delhi starts changing gradually and then Delhi comes under the grip of scorching heat. Heat wave also starts in the months of March and May. Due to the increasing heat, the situation may worsen in the coming days because during the scorching heat, people often have to suffer a lot due to the problem of water. In the coming days, the water crisis may deepen in the national capital Delhi as well. You will be surprised to know that the main reason for the fall in the water level of Yamuna in Delhi Wazirabad is the illegal sand mining in Haryana. This has been confirmed by the Delhi Jal Board itself. At present, the water level of Delhi has fallen about three feet below the requirement. The conditions are likely to worsen due to rising temperatures.
The problem may be more serious
Saurabh Bhardwaj, chairman of Delhi Jal Board, has told that the current water level situation is exactly the same as it was seen in the month of May last year. On the other hand, officials believe that this problem can prove to be even more serious and worrying in the coming days. The sand mafia has built dams downstream in Yamuna Nagar, due to which the flow of water in Delhi may be obstructed.
Drop in water level
Saurabh Bhardwaj has told that earlier the water level of Yamuna used to be 674.5 feet, which has now come down to 671.7 feet. The dirty water coming out of the factories in Yamuna river is working to contaminate the pure water of Yamuna. In such a situation, the water of Yamuna was not fit for drinking. Due to this, the general public will be badly affected, but this kind of dirty water will also badly affect the water supply in the CM office, LG House, Rashtrapati Bhavan and central and state government departments.
Water supply plants are affected
According to the report released by PTI, the operation of Wazirabad and Chandrawal treatment plants has been badly affected due to the fall in the water level of Yamuna. Water is supplied to Central and South Delhi from Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment plants. Saurabh Bhardwaj has said that due to the prevailing conditions, water will have to be diverted from other areas as this problem can affect the entire city. Delhi requires 1250 MGD of water every day while only 950 MGD is supplied by the Delhi Jal Board.
Limited means of water supply
Delhi gets 40 per cent of its daily water requirement from the Yamuna river. Saurabh Bhardwaj has also told that since 1994 there has been a lot of increase in the population of Delhi. But the source of water supply in the city is the same. The sources of water in Delhi are very limited. He has said that we have demanded the central government to increase these resources. We will stop the sewage water going into Yamuna. He has told that he has appealed to the central government that our share of water should be in proportion to the population. A large number of people from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana have settled in Delhi. That’s why we should get their share of water from the central government.