Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo/ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo/ANI)

Delhi CM seeks Centre's cooperation for Yamuna flood plains water storage project

ANI | Updated: Jun 21, 2019 20:52 IST

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sought the Central government's cooperation for the natural storage of water in the Yamuna River floodplains.
A press note from Kejriwal's office said, "The appeal was made by the Delhi Chief Minister in his call-on meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House today morning."
As per the press release, Kejriwal said that since Delhi faces an acute water shortage, particularly in summer months, this project once implemented will ensure that storage of water during a single Monsoon, will be sufficient to meet Delhi's water requirements for two years.
"The Chief Minister appealed for the cooperation of the Centre for the implementation of this ambitious water storage project, which has been recommended by several expert groups, including a study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi," the release said
The release further said, "In his meeting, Kejriwal congratulated the Prime Minister for having led his party to victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The Chief Minister assured the Prime Minister about the Delhi government's full cooperation in the further development of the national capital and appealed that it is important for Delhi and Central governments to work together."
"The Chief Minister invited the Prime Minister to visit Delhi government's Mohala Clinics and schools. Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme was also briefly discussed during the meeting. Kejriwal informed Modi that the Delhi government's Health scheme is much bigger and wider in scope," it said.
"The Chief Minister, however, assured the Prime Minister that the Delhi government will examine if the Ayushman Bharat scheme could also be integrated into the Delhi government's health scheme," the release said. (ANI)