Delhi’s water needs to be 5220 mln litres /day
Increasing immigration towards Delhi from neighbouring states and even far-flung areas will put up so much pressures to multiply it’s population that Delhi’s Water requirement is expected to rise to 5200 million litres per day, while power needs will go close to 6500 MW each day by 2011 respectively, said an Assocham statement.
The forecast are made by Delhi Committee of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) which pointed out that currently, Delhi water and power requirements are measured at 4,700 million litres a day as against 4300 MW a day for power. However, the gap between availability and shortage is still very high as the City is able to get approx. 3500 MW of power and 3400 million litres of water per day currently.
With Delhi’s population likely to exceed 19 million by 2011 from current level of approximately close to 16 million (Delhi government estimates), the current availability of power and water have to be raised mani-fold by exploring ways and means so that there is little gap between their availability and requirements, said DS Rawat, Assocham Secretary General.