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  • 19 Jun 2024
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Delhi-Haryana Water Crisis

Why in News?

Recently, the Delhi Water Minister visited the Wazirabad barrage and appealed to the Haryana government to release water in the Yamuna river.

Key Points

  • The Wazirabad barrage gets water from Haryana which goes to the water treatment plants of Chandrawal, Okhla and Wazirabad.
  • The water dispute between Haryana and Delhi highlights the challenges of resource allocation and management in the region.

Yamuna River

  • About:
    • The Yamuna River is one of the major tributaries of the Ganges in Northern India.
    • It forms an integral part of the Yamuna-Ganga Plain, one of the world's most extensive alluvial plains.
  • Source:
  • Basin:
    • It meets the Ganges at the Sangam (where Kumbh mela is held) in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh after flowing through Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
  • Important Dam: Lakhwar-Vyasi Dam (Uttarakhand), Tajewala Barrage Dam (Haryana) etc.
  • Important Tributaries: Chambal, Sindh, Betwa and Ken.
  • Government Initiatives Related to Yamuna River:
    • Yamuna Action Plan
    • Delhi Government’s Six-Point Action Plan to Clean Yamuna by February 2025.

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