Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said water situation in national capital would improve this summer after the High court directed installation of ultrasonic metres in Munak canal to ensure that Delhi’s share of water is released by Haryana.
The Delhi Chief Minister also expressed hope that the water situation in the national capital would be better this summer following this court order.
“Delhi High Court directs Haryana to release Delhi’s share of water. Congrats Delhiites. I hope water situation would be better…” Kejriwal said on Twitter.
However, Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar had yesterday said that the state has not reduced even a “single drop” of Delhi’s share of water, saying that Kejriwal should not mislead people on the issue.
Delhi High Court directs Haryana to release Delhi’s share of water. Congrats Delhiites. I hope water situation wud be better these summers
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 27, 2015
The Haryana minister also claimed that a lot of water had been wasted due to Delhi Government’s negligence.
Delhi High Court today said Haryana appeared to be “trying to resile or renege” from the arrangement made by it for supply of water to Delhi and ordered installation of ultrasonic water metres in Munak canal.
“It appears to us, Haryana is trying to resile or renege from the arrangement made by the court as it is inconvenient for them,” a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul said.
The observation was made after the lawyers for Haryana objected to putting up of water metres at various places on the Munak canal to measure the amount of water being supplied to Delhi.