DJB drops plea against Haryana govt

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has withdrawn its plea in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking directions to the Haryana government to check the quality of water being supplied to the national capital. The DJB informed the green panel that the issues have been “amicably settled”.

A Bench headed by NGT Acting Chairperson Jawad Rahim has directed the authorities to file brief statements pertaining to the compliance of orders passed on the Yamuna cleaning project by July 25.

The DJB had moved a petition alleging that the water being supplied to the Capital by the Haryana government had “dangerous levels of ammonia” making the water unfit for drinking purposes.

Claiming that the water being released by the State was so polluted that it cannot be treated for drinking, the DJB had said it may cause “a huge and irreparable loss to the citizens of Delhi and has a potential for a grave health crisis and water crisis in the National Capital Region”.

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