Take ‘action’ and ensure water supply to Delhi: NCMC to Haryana govt

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 15:35 IST
A Delhi University student from the Jat community protests at Kingsway Camp crossing near North Campus in Delhi, leading to traffic jams. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

The National Crisis Management Committee on Sunday asked the Haryana government to ensure there is no disruption in water supply to Delhi because of the Jat quota stir.

NCMC, headed by cabinet secretary PK Sinha, took stock of the situation in Haryana and directed the state government to take “stringent action” against those indulging in violence and other anti-social activities.

Sinha told Haryana chief secretary DS Dhesi that water supply to Delhi should be the topmost priority and all necessary steps should be taken to ensure that no disruption takes place, a senior official said.

Read: Army columns deployed in Haryana as Jat protesters refuse to back down

The chief secretary, who took part in the meeting through video conferencing, informed NCMC that situation in Haryana is fast returning to normalcy, he said.

The civil administration has been effectively strengthened by paramilitary forces and army troops have been deployed for maintaining law and order in affected districts, the official said.

Dhesi also conveyed that the blocked road between Rewari and Jhajjhar has been re-opened while other road blockades are being cleared fast, he said. NCMC also reviewed other steps taken to restore normalcy in the trouble-torn areas in Haryana.

The Delhi government has announced schools to be closed on Monday to deal with the water crisis. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said disruption in water supply to Delhi from Haryana’s Munak canal due to the Jat agitation has severely affected the city. he has appealed to the people to conserve water as much as possible.

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