Here is a news that will provide huge relief to the people living in the area – fresh water pockets have been identified in Dwarka which could further be considered as resources for the augmentation of water supply. This was announced by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a meeting on Wednesday. Other ministers and officials were present during the occasion.
WAPCOS, a consultant of the Delhi Jal Board, has identified these pockets in the sub-city as these are expected to create an additional 22.5 MLD (Million Liters Daily) of water.
Four projects were announced during the meet, including Dwarka for the augmentation of water supply. Other projects involve work related to extracting water from six locations between Wazirabad and Okhla identified by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), restarting all the closed Ranney wells and borewells and drilling of additional bores in the areas across Delhi having high water table, to make them self-sufficient and create additional water.
Directing all the officials concerned to develop fresh sources fast, the CM stated that all four projects should be completed by the end of March this year to provide better water supply to the residents during summers.
Besides asking the officials to identify areas for installing additional bores in north and east Delhi, Kejriwal said the extraction work should be done on priority basis and to the full potential of 85 MGDs (Million Gallons Daily). He also added that once the non-functional Ranney wells and borewells are made functional, an additional 63 MLD of water would be available for Delhiites.
Also, the chief minister last week gave approval to the pilot technique for treating water with high ammonia content during his visit to the treatment plant in East Delhi’s Shakarpur area.
Dwarka had faced severe water crisis in the past and is currently dependent on Haryana’s Munak Canal.
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