Urgently review Delhi’s water supply issues: Atishi to chief secretary

- April 4, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Atishi also instructed the chief secretary to prepare an action plan for supplementing the water supply with borewells

Representational photo

Water Minister Atishi has instructed the Delhi chief secretary to urgently reassess the water supply across the city and submit a comprehensive action plan to address shortages in identified areas by 8 pm on Thursday, as stated in an official order.

In the directive, Atishi, also the Delhi Jal Board chairperson, emphasised the need for a colony-wise update on water availability compared to the summer demand, stressing the urgency of the matter to prevent inconvenience to Delhi residents.

Furthermore, Atishi mandated the preparation of an action plan to augment water supply through borewells and requested a detailed outline for tanker deployment in areas facing water scarcity during summers.

She also provided a list of areas with recurring water shortage complaints, urging immediate action from the chief secretary’s office.

Sources within the chief secretary’s office revealed that water production averaged 990.18 million gallons per day (MGD) over the last 10 days in March-April, surpassing the 2023 average of 967.46 MGD for the same period. (With inputs from PTI)