Haryana govt has closed all gates of barrage that releases water to Delhi: Atishi

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Delhi Water Minister and AAP leader Atishi Singh during the third day of her indefinite hunger strike over the ongoing water crisis in the national capital, in New Delhi, Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Delhi Water Minister and AAP leader Atishi Singh during the third day of her indefinite hunger strike over the ongoing water crisis in the national capital, in New Delhi, Sunday, June 23, 2024.

New Delhi: Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Sunday said the Haryana government has closed all gates of Hathnikund Barrage that is used to release water for Delhi, and added that she will continue her indefinite hunger strike over it.

Atishi's indefinite hunger strike to demand water for Delhi, which is under the grip of a severe water crisis and scorching heat, entered the third day here.

In a video message on X, she said, "I have been on a hunger strike to get Delhi's share of water. Haryana government is releasing 100 MGD water less which is depriving nearly 28 lakh people of Delhi of water. Some journalists have said that the Hathnikund Barrage is full of water but Haryana government has shut all gates to stop that water from reaching the national capital."

The minister urged the Haryana government to release water for Delhi.

"My hunger strike will continue till Delhi gets its rightful share of water," she added.

Delhi is dependent on Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for the supply of drinking water.

The Aam Aadmi Party has claimed that of the 1,005 MGD of water supplied to Delhi daily, the city should get 613 MGD from Haryana. But the national capital is getting less than 513 MGD water from Haryana, the party has claimed.

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