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Dikshit says water shortage a ‘shame’

Delhi Chief Minister on Friday admitted that it was a matter of ‘shame’ that many parts of the capital had to reel under water shortage.
‘Many parts of Delhi do not get water and it is a matter of shame for us. We do not have water. What can we do?’ the chief minister said.

However, the chief minister put the onus of the shortage on Haryana.
She accused the neighbouring state accused of not honouring its commitment to supply 80 million gallons per day from the Munak canal.

Describing the situation as ‘tough’, Dikshit said despite the severe water crisis, her government managed to give ‘some water’ to the citizens through an equitable distribution. ‘At least, I have not heard anybody saying that someone
died because he was thirsty,’ she said.

The Munak canal was constructed by the Haryana government with financial assistance of around Rs 400 crore from Delhi government on the condition that the national capital
will be supplied 80 mgd water from it.
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