A key Central government panel on Tuesday succeeded in resolving a long-standing dispute over sharing of water between Delhi and Haryana that arose out of the newly constructed Carrier Lined Channel (CLC) between Munak and Haiderpur.
Haryana agreed to release 620 cusecs of water to the Capital, which in return agreed to pay R50 crore as “upfront reimbursement” to Haryana for the construction of the channel.
The agreement was reached at a Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting headed by home minister P Chidambaram. The meeting was also attended by both the state governments.
Haryana will give Delhi 610 cusecs water (610 cubic feet per second) or 17,273 litres per second at Munak Canal. Haryana has demanded a total of R150 crore as reimbursement for the construction cost incurred by it. While the Delhi government has agreed to immediately pay Rs 50 crore, Haryana will send the estimate of the remaining amount to the Central Water Comm-
ission, which will take a final call on the issue, sources said.
The water supply will be in addition to the 125 cusecs being already provided by to Delhi at Nangloi. The carrier line channel will help Delhi save what is being lost due to leakages and seepage. It is expected to help in running the 20 million gallons daily (MGD) water treatment plants at Okhla and at Bawana, and a 50 MGD plant at Dwarka.