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Delhi, Haryana fail to solve water-sharing discord

Amid severe water shortage in the city, Chief Ministers of Delhi and Haryana met here on Monday to resolve the water-sharing dispute.



New Delhi: Amid severe water shortage in the city, Chief Ministers of Delhi and Haryana met here on Monday to resolve the water-sharing dispute but failed to end the deadlock with both sides sticking to their respective positions.

The two Chief Ministers, Sheila Dikshit and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, held a two-hour discussion in the presence of Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to iron out the differences at the intervention of the Prime Minister`s Office.

Delhi has been accusing Haryana of triggering severe water crisis by cutting the supply of raw water to the city while the neighbouring state has been maintaining that it is already supplying almost double the share of the national capital.

Sources said the meeting could not arrive at a solution to the dispute as both the states held on to their respective positions.

After the meeting, Hooda said "Delhi is the capital of the country and is facing water shortage. I am also concerned about that. Whenever there is more demand, we will work out a solution."

PTI

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