Clo­sure of Ganga canal to af­fect wa­ter sup­ply in 19 UP dis­tricts

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: The clo­sure of Ganga canal till Novem­ber 6 for clear­ing silt and rou­tine main­te­nance will af­fect the wa­ter sup­ply in 19 dis­tricts of Ut­tar Pradesh, of­fi­cials said on Satur­day. How­ever, the sup­ply to Delhi's So­nia Vi­har treat­ment plant will con­tinue un­in­ter­rupted, spokesper­son of UP ir­ri­ga­tion de­part­ment Hari Sharma said. The af­fected dis­tricts in­clude Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bu­land­shahr, Ghazi­abad, Ali­garh, Etah, Hathras and Firoz­abad, Sharma said. Farm­ers are ad­vised to use pri­vate sources like tube­wells and pump­ing sets to ir­ri­gate their fields, he added.

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