Will release more funds for the project after Niti Aayog grants its approval

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Puran Chand & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh through its Secretary Environment to the Government of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 02/02/2016 regarding regarding the Renuka Dam project across river Giri. River Giri is a perennial river which flows from its origin at Himachal Pradesh down to meet river Yamuna near Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh and passes through the area between Dadahu town and Badaun village.

The ambitious Rs 3,600-crore project was aimed at providing 275 million gallons of water to Delhi every day

Shimla, March 4: The Congress will again pursue the ambitious project to bring water for the state capital from the Pabbar river in Rohru, which was grounded due to the involvement of large stretch

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has written to Union Water Resources Minister P. K. Bansal to fast track the Renuka Dam project. The Chief Minister has expressed concern that further stalling of the project will jeopardise the city's water security. The dam has been proposed on the Giri River in Himachal Pradesh and is expected to provide Delhi 275 million gallons of water a day.

Delhi has been pressing the Centre for its intervention to secure clearances for the Renuka Dam project, claiming it is the only source of water for the city's future use. “There are limited sources of water for the city; and Renuka Dam is the primary source that assures water for the future needs.

Soil samples for the estimation of organic carbon store were collected from the entire catchment area starting from Rajban to origin of Giri and all the land uses were covered to estimate soil organic carbon.

Delhi eyes water from Himachal dam but without checking distribution losses in the city Fifty-year-old Jagir Singh Tomar is among the 700 families in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh who would be affected by the proposed Renuka dam on Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna river. The project, via Haryana, is designed to meet Delhi

The city of Delhi gets a lot of rain every year, more than sufficient for its needs, but it does not use that rainwater. It had hundreds of water bodies, but it has destroyed most of them and continues to destroy the remaining ones. For its supply of water Delhi looks for the easy option of proposing a massive dam in a far off area.

Shimla: The Rs 64-crore Giri Lift Water Supply Scheme has come under a scanner even before it could achieve its full capacity to supply 20 million litres of water per day to the state capital.

The government suspects a big scam in the implementation of the project commissioned last year in view of the constant leakage in the 43 km pipeline and the high cost of execution.

The city of Delhi gets a lot of rain every year, more than sufficient for its needs, but it does not use that rainwater. The city gets huge quantity of water from dams and rivers from long distances, equal to one of the highest quantity of water in the nation when compared on per capita basis.