New Delhi: Against a demand of 1,025 million gallons per day of water, Delhi is getting only 818mgd of treated water. By 2021, the demand is expected to touch 1,216mgd.

Keeping in sight the pivotal role of water and power in an election year, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presenting the Delhi budget in the State Assembly on Wednesday promised an augmented power and water supply.

She announced that her government will pursue the release of the additional 80 MGD of water through the Munak canal that is being withheld by Haryana and push for early commencement of work related to the construction of the Renuka dam, which is expected to alleviate Delhi’s water woes. Ms. Dikshit said though the project has been declared a national project, work has been held up in the absence of clearances from the Ministry of Environment.

Environment minister caught between India Inc pushing for green nods and environmentalists accusing her of not doing enough to save India’s forests

It probably wasn’t only in jest that a few months ago Jayanthi Natarajan likened herself to a mridangam, a percussion instrument that can be played from both sides. The minister for environment and forests revealed she felt caught between India Inc, pushing aggressively for environmental and forest clearances that will give it the land and resources to expand, and environmentalists who are accusing her of not doing enough to save India’s shrinking forests.

Touted as the panacea for Delhi's drinking water problem, this dam can only be constructed by breaking a host of forest and environmental laws and riding roughshod over the livelihoods of farmers in about 30 villages of Himachal Pradesh.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has cleared the ambitious `3,600 crore Renuka Dam project to be constructed on a tributary of the Yamuna river in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Renuka dam has been in the eye of a storm because water activists are opposed to water being supplied to the NCR from large distances. The Renuka dam is located 250 km from Delhi and on completion will supply 275 million gallons of water per day to Delhi.

Wants 3 Projects In Uttarakhand, Himachal To Be Expedited

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.

When the Union environment ministry gave the GMR Group its go-ahead to the Alaknanda hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand three weeks ago, it invited suspicion from non-profit organisations about a

The Kaushalya Dam being constructed on Ghaggar river in Panchkula at a cost of Rs 217 crore will soon be made functional.

After Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath slammed Delhi’s Master Plan-2021 as disconnected from ground realities and in need for revision, officials behind the Water Master Plan for Delhi-2