Supply of Water to Delhi

for Ministry of Water Resources | Date - 19-11-2007

Lok Sabha

The demand of Government of Delhi for water from Yamuna is for three Water Treatment Plants (WTPs), viz. Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Haiderpur-II. The total capacity of these three WTPs is 310 Million Gallons per day (MGD), which can be serviced by 625 cusec of raw water. In addition to these three plants, during monsoon period (July to October) Yamuna water is also demanded for Haiderpur-WTP with a capacity of 100 MGD, which can be serviced by 200 cusec of raw water. The capacity of these plants dependent upon Yamuna have remained the same for the last three years and so is the demand of raw water.

An MoU on sharing of Yamuna waters was signed on 12th May, 1994 by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. As per the MoU, annual allocation of Yamuna waters to Delhi is 0.724 billion cubic meters (BCM). The allocation to Delhi are made by Upper Yamuna River Board as per the MoU of 1994.

Further as per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 29th February 1996, full pond level is being maintained at Wazirabad and Haiderpur so that there is no shortage of water for Wazirabad, Haiderpur and Chandrawal WTPS. The supplies/releases of Yamuna waters to Delhi are made by Haryana at Tejawala in accordance with MoU of 1994 and the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 29th February 1996.

There is some increase in demand of water due to increase in population. To meet the major future demand several measure are being taken that is completion of parallel line channel from Munak to Haiderpur WTP and taking up of storage dams including Renuka, Kishau & Lakhwar Vyasi in upper Yamuna basin.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources, Shri Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav in response to a question by Shri Ramdas Athawale in the Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :32785)

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