Haryana-Delhi water dispute
- 21 May 2022
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- On May 20, 2022, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on the allegation of the Delhi government not giving its share of water, said that Haryana is giving 1049 cusecs of its share of water to Delhi as per the Supreme Court's order and the agreements of the states.
- The Chief Minister said that Haryana has been supplying water for Delhi's Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant, Nangloi Water Treatment Plant and Wazirabad/Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant.
- On February 29, 1996, the Supreme Court had directed the Haryana government to provide 330 cusecs of additional water per day to Delhi. Earlier, Delhi's share of water was 719 cusecs per day.
- Last year, a petition was filed by the Delhi government against Haryana alleging contempt of the Supreme Court as the Supreme Court in its judgement in 1996 had directed to always maintain a high level of water at the Wazirabad plant to meet the requirements of Delhi. Whereas, according to the Delhi Government, it is not being followed by Haryana.