Delhi chief minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal to the chief minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar on the issue of Munak carrier lined channel (CLC). In his letter, Mr Kejriwal has informed that it has been brought to his notice that the Haryana Irrigation Department has substantially reduced the release of raw water, which could lead to major disruptions in production of drinking water in the national capital. The Delhi chief minister has offered to meet Mr Khattar at Chandigarh along with his team of officers to discuss and resolve the issue. However, the BJP ruled Haryana Government, in gross dereliction of its duty has refused to release the full share of water.
In the summer of 2015, Delhi got its share of water from the Munak canal following efforts by the Delhi government. In March, 2015, the Delhi High Court said Haryana appeared to be "trying to resile or renege" from the arrangement made by it for supply of water to Delhi and ordered instalment of ultrasonic water meters in Munak canal to measure the water there. The high court also ordered Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to install ultrasonic water meters in the Munak canal to measure and log the water supply so as to ascertain whether the court's directions were being complied with or not. The court on December 19 last year had directed Haryana to release 719 cusec water into Munak canal and also 330 cusec into Delhi branch (older canal) for use by WTPs here. DJB on March 13, had alleged that since February 10, the water supply had dropped to around 450 cusec. The bench was hearing a PIL seeking commissioning of the 102-km Munak canal which was constructed by Haryana with financial assistance of around Rs 400 crore from the Delhi government on the condition that the national capital will be supplied 80 MGD water from it.Proof