Haryana rushes teams to restore water supply to Delhi

With water supply to the national capital, Delhi, under threat amid the ongoing Jat agitation for quota, the Haryana government on Sunday rushed paramilitary forces and technical teams to Sonepat. However, reports coming in suggested that the teams were not able to wrest control of Munak canal. Thousands of protesters forced the security personnel including Army men to retreat.

Jat protesters have laid siege to the Akbarpur-Barota point and taken over control of the local irrigation office at Munak canal — a major source of water supply to Delhi. An official told The Hindu that the technical teams would restore the water supply points. The Delhi government has announced closure of schools on Monday as part of water rationing to deal with the crisis.

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