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    Delhi government moves Supreme Court, seeks direction to Haryana to release more water to crisis-hit capital

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    The Hawk
    May31/ 2024
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    The AAP government has highlighted the increased water demand due to the heatwave and requested an extra supply for a month.

    The Supreme Court of India

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has moved the Supreme Court to seek a direction to Haryana to supply more water to the crisis-hit national capital, sources said on Friday.

    The AAP government in Delhi has told the top court that the water demand in the city has risen significantly due to heatwave conditions, and neighbouring Haryana be directed to release extra water for a month, they said.

    It is the responsibility of all to work towards fulfilling the water needs of Delhi, the city government said.

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    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged the BJP to ask its governments in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide water to the national capital for a month.

    The national capital has been facing a severe water shortage and Water Minister Atishi has accused Haryana of not releasing Delhi's share of water.

    —PTI