Authorities misdiagnose Gurgaon's water problems
in view of growing water crisis in Gurgaon, the Haryana government has more than doubled the capacity of the Western Yamuna Canal, raising it from the existing 135 cubic metres per second (cusecs) to 320 cusecs. But experts are sceptical about the measure because, according to them, the main reason for the town's water woes is the lack of a distribution network.
Gurgaon was supposed to get 100 cusecs out of the canal's 135 cusecs. However, it was actually getting only 50 cusecs, point out the experts. This is because the Haryana Urban Development Authority (huda) has not yet completed its task of laying water pipelines. Even the places that have been connected are not getting adequate water. With residents being denied their due share of canal water, they are forced to depend on groundwater.
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