Jat agitation: Centre asks Haryana Govt. to ensure water supply is not disrupted

New Delhi : With Delhi heading for a water crisis due to the Jat agitation in Haryana, the Centre on Sunday asked the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government to ensure that the water supply to the national capital is not disrupted.
Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha today again reviewed the situation in Haryana arising out of the Jat agitation.

Sinha spoke to Chief Secretary, Haryana, in a video conference along with the concerned Central Government Ministries.

“Cabinet Secretary said that water supply to Delhi should be the top priority and all measures should be taken to ensure that no disruption in water supply takes place. He directed the authorities to take stringent action against those indulging in violence and other anti-social activities,” Government of India spokesperson Frank Noronha said.

“It was informed that the situation is fast returning to normalcy. The Civil Administration is effectively strengthened by Paramilitary Forces and Army columns have restored law and order in affected districts,” he added.

Noronha further said that the blocked road between Rewari and Jhajjar has been opened, adding that other road blockades across the state are being cleared fast.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said there is no water left in Delhi and added that the crisis is expected to prolong for at least two days. Kejriwal said he is in talks with the Haryana Government to resume water supply from the Munak canal.

Asserting that Delhi needs to gear up to battle the severe water crisis, he added that barring the President, Prime Minister, CJI, defence installations, hospitals and the fire brigade, the remaining water will be rationed equally across Delhi. (ANI)