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Delhi says Haryana is obstructing flow of the Yamuna

The Delhi Jal Board has sent a letter to the union water resources secretary, the Delhi high court and the National Green Tribunal in this regard.

delhi Updated: May 04, 2019 05:34 IST
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Delhi says Haryana  is obstructing flow of the Yamuna
Delhi says Haryana is obstructing flow of the Yamuna(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
         

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia Friday alleged Haryana is obstructing the flow of the Yamuna by making a temporary bund 17 km downstream of the Tajewala barrage.

The Delhi Jal Board has sent a letter to the union water resources secretary, the Delhi high court and the National Green Tribunal in this regard.

“It is a big ploy to stop water supply to Delhi ahead of the elections. A bund has been constructed across Yamuna, around 17km downstream of Tajewala. To win the elections, is Modiji preparing to kill Delhiites by depriving them of water?” Sisodia tweeted Friday late evening, along with pictures of the bund.

Haryana officials, however, said the bund has been built by farmers. “Delhi gets its supply of water through Western Yamuna Canal and Carrier Lined Channel. It is only when there is excess water, it is diverted through Yamuna,” said a Haryana irrigation department official.

First Published: May 04, 2019 05:34 IST

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