May-Jun 2015 Crisis: Haryana restricts Yamuna flow, Delhi stares at water crisis
Mar 2016: Water crisis stares at Delhi yet again
Water shortage due to Jat protest in Feb 2016 was a man made disaster, but other than that, who is responsible for? It took weeks of time for government to negotiate and a year later, same issue. If this problem occurs every year, I’m doubtful if both the parties have a proper plan A, B and C. After seeing the tussle between AAP govt in Delhi and BJP govt in Haryana, we can’t deny that it can also be politically motivated. In both the years, it took at least 2 weeks for the governments to solve the issue, even Delhi govt they had to threaten to cut water supply to VIP areas for equal distribution; and this announcement accelerated and solved the problem. So, if our loved politicians were worried about their low priority citizen, they would have taken necessary steps at beginning.
Year 2017 is here so the summer. As usual, it happened again. But story was different this time, AAP was ready to face it with two previous year shocks. They immediately wrote to LG Delhi, Haryana govt, central govt and took necessary steps with a precautionary threat to our loved ones. This prompt and proper actions by Delhi govt with Haryana govt solved this dispute in 2 days and water got released on third day (link). So, if problem is solved without extra rain/season then what was motto at the first place? politics?
The 2017 water crisis has not been much into debates because it did not last long. Another issue was Kapil Mishra issue because media houses were busy in debating crisis in AAP. As Kapil Mishra allegations were proving to be wrong, we can’t deny the possibility that BJP ruled Haryana govt knowingly stopped the water supply to bring back the AAP in the criticism. Either there was genuine reason that Haryana govt saved its lifeline water in 2 days or opposition didn’t expect to solve this so quickly. Here they forgot that this new party is hungry to learn lessons from their mistakes and decisions.
Delhi AAP govt is making the difference in education (because they have complete control). I believe, at the same time, they are also learning from previous mistakes and incidents. The solution of water crisis in 2 days can be perfect example of this learning process.
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