New Delhi: Delhi-NCR may face water shortage for the next one month, as the Uttarakhand government on Thursday closed the Ganga Canal, which supplies water to the NCR.
Ganga Canal is a major source of water supply not only for Delhi-NCR, but also for a large part of western UP. In such a situation, the farmers in western UP may also face a lot of trouble due to the closure of the Ganga Canal, because there will be no availability of water for irrigation of the crop.
Ganga canal has been closed due to repairs and for the preparations of Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh Mela is scheduled to be held in Haridwar next year, in which the Uttarakhand government does not want to leave any possibilities.
Because, Kumbh Mela is very important for Uttarakhand government’s tourism economy. Which is ruined this year because of lockdown. In such situation, Uttarakhand government is making efforts to bring the economy of the state back on track with the help of religious tourism.