Survey To Update Records Hit Hard By Official Negligence
New Delhi: In 2002, Delhi has 177 listed water bodies. By 2006 this number went up to 629. Subsequently, an additional 200 have been identified. However, no exact figure is available as several of the original 629 have disappeared. In fact, many water bodies that still exist are not even listed on revenue records.
Despite a court-appointed committee surveying these water bodies on a regular basis, the government has made no change to its 2006 list. Consequently, encroachers are taking over several water bodies under the nose of land-owning agencies.