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UP threatens to close water supply to Delhi

india Updated: Sep 28, 2009 14:12 IST

Uttar Pradesh irrigation department on Monday threatened to close its water supply to Delhi for not clearing the dues of Rs 5.34 crore pending since last year.

The Delhi Jal Board has sent only Rs one crore and 13 lakh out of the total dues of Rs 6.47 crore pending against it since last year, Superintending Engineer of UP irrigation department K P Singh told reporters here.

A letter has been sent to clear the dues immediately and if the DJB fails to pay the amount, water supply from Ganga canal may be closed, Singh said.

The national capital gets 300 to 377 cusecs of drinking water per day from Ganga canal.