Top Court asks all stakeholders to hold meeting over Delhi's water needs

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The Delhi chief minister has claimed that the neighboring states have reduced the water supply to the national capital

The Supreme Court today asked all stakeholders to have a meeting over the Delhi governments' need for additional supply from neighboring states amidst a water crisis.

A Vacation Bench of Justices Prashant Kumar Mishra and KV Viswanathan asked the Solicitor General as to why a meeting of all concerned was not held.

To this, SG Mehta replied that the issue is already being considered by the Upper Yamuna River Board.

The AAP government moved the Supreme Court of India of May 31 seeking an additional supply from neighboring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh amid a severe water crisis in the national capital.

It is AAP's case that Delhi’s need for water has increased in the scorching heat and it is everyone’s responsibility to fulfil the needs of the country’s capital.

Notably, the Delhi Jal Board has also announced that a fine of Rs 2,000 would be imposed on anyone found to be wasting water.

Kejriwal has asked the Central government to request the BJP governments in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to help Delhi out in its water shortage.

"In this scorching heat, the water demand has increased a lot. And the water that Delhi used to get from the neighbouring states has also been reduced. That means the demand has increased a lot and the supply has reduced. We all have to solve this together," Kejriwal's post on X reads.

Case Title: Government of NCT of Delhi vs. State of Haryana and ors