Where does 235 MG of water in Delhi go everyday?
By Siddhanta Mishra | Published: 16th July 2017 08:50 AM |
NEW DELHI: Delhi Jal Board produces 901 million gallon per day (MGD) water, but only 666 MGD reaches the city residents. But where the remaining 235 MGD is going? There is always a shortage of water in summer and monsoon, and the department is not able to figure out where the water is going.
Meanwhile, residents in areas, including Okhla, Tahirpur, Sonia Vihar, Bawana and Haidarpur, are at the receiving end due to low water supply.
The Board is suspecting leakage and theft as the reason behind the water loss. “Some water is lost due to theft and other gets wasted because of leakages in pipelines. But the share of amount lost is not clear,” said a DJB official.
Water minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said, “We are updating our monitoring system to keep a check on flow and amount of water being released.
Earlier, we had flow meters at the source of water, but now such meters will be installed at other places to ensure no leakage.”
Officials, however, have privately accepted that water is being lost due to theft and the area where it is happening is being investigated. Former water minister Kapil Mishra had also submitted a report regarding tanker mafia operating in Delhi during the Sheila Dikshit government but nothing was done in the matter.