CM Khattar pins hopes on SC on SYL canal issue

May 20, 2017 09:34 AM

Rewari : Raising the issue of the SYL canal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asserted that the petition had already been filed and expressed hope for favourable result from the Supreme Court. “The SYL issue is a prolonged one that will soon be resolved. The petition has already been filed and we hope for better results. Southern Haryana had been facing drinking water issues for the past 12 years but not anymore,” Khattar told Media.

He said the districts in southern Haryana were facing water issues that would soon be resolved. “We have filed our petition to the Supreme Court and the result would be out soon. Districts that were facing water issues will soon come over it. The matter has been pending before the bench since November last. There are already two decrees of the court and we are anxiously waiting for these to be executed by the plaintiff (Punjab),” said Khattar.

Earlier this month, the apex court had heard the SYL canal matter. The final hearing was put off after the Centre informed the court that it had convened a meeting of Punjab and Haryana on April 20 to resolve the matter.

The court, however, made it clear that if a solution was not found, it would proceed with the matter on the next date of hearing. The bench, also comprising of Justice Amitava Roy, considered the statement of Solicitor General Ranjeet Kumar and deferred the hearing.

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