Water Shortage In Delhi

water shortage in delhi
Water Shortage In Delhi

Water Shortage In Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India is facing a severe water supply shortage in the summer of 2022. The water levels are depleting in the Yamuna River which passes through Delhi. Delhi has exhausted its groundwater resources. Production at Delhi’s water treatment plants has been affected for longer this year as compared to the past years. The share of Yamuna river water in Delhi comes from Haryana which lies upstream. The level of water in the Yamuna River is depleting this year. It has created a difficult situation for water treatment plants in Delhi to draw raw water and fulfil the demand. The government of Delhi has also requested the government of Haryana release more water. Haryana officials have said that the water has been released. The Delhi Jal Board has also warned the people of Delhi about the water shortage. The Delhi Jal Board is dependent on Yamuna river water for 40 per cent of its supplies. The Delhi Jal Board has also linked the shortage because of inadequate supplies of water from Haryana. It has also been noticed that the Yamuna River is running dry this year. As Delhi is the warmest city and receive less rainfall, river beds part of the Yamuna River are visible as it runs through Delhi. Yamuna River has almost dried up. Two water treatment plants in Delhi draw water from a pond in Wazirabad in Delhi whose water level has been depleted. The Delhi Jal Board is extracting groundwater from the tube well to meet the demands of the water. The Delhi Jal Board has planned to improve the water supply by introducing six new water RO plants.

Delhi people are facing water scarcity. The shortage of water in the capital is not able to meet the needs of the people. The heat and the water demand are rising in Delhi. It is very difficult for people to cope without water in the scorching heat of Delhi. As there was no such situation before for such a long time, people are facing problems. There are limited and fix timings for a water supply because of which people are not able to fulfil their basic need of water. This cut of water supply in this horrifying heat is a curse for the people of Delhi. Many people living in slums or the rural part of Delhi find it more difficult to cope with the situation. As there are no piped connections, it is already difficult for them to get water as there was no near water supply. The situation has gotten worsen now. They have to wait for long hours in line for water from

tankers and sometimes even after spending a lot of time standing in the scorching heat they do not get water. People have to rely on water for half of their needs. Water is a necessity for all people. There is no life without water and in this heat, people are suffering a lot. People are dependent on tanker water. Some people in Delhi said that they get water only when the tanker arrives. This scarcity of water is inviting several health problems in the life of common people. Less quantity of water in the human body leads to several health issues. There is a need for the people of Delhi to cut down on their demands. No proper water treatment and waste disposal facilities in Delhi are also an issue. There are no proper ways to treat sewage water for re-use because of which sewage treatment causes a shortage of potable water.

The monsoon season has arrived in the capital yet people are starving for water. The monsoon arrived late in Delhi and after that, the conditions are not improved. People are still facing inadequate water supply issues. The water level in the Yamuna has not risen. There is rain one day and another day there is scorching heat all around Delhi. This unusual weather is also creating problems in the lives of the people who are already disturbed by the water shortage issue in Delhi. There is a need for the people of the capital to understand the need of saving water. The educated people can create awareness among the poor and uneducated people to make them understand the need of saving water and using water properly without any wastage. Rainwater harvesting is also another way through which water can be saved on an individual level.

Anisha Sharma

BA (Honours) Mathematics

Ambedkar University Delhi

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