Give Haryana its due share of water: Surjewala to Punjab
Haryana public works minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should not consider Punjab and Haryana as two "politically divided different states", and should give Haryana its "due share of Ravi-Beas waters".chandigarh Updated: Jul 15, 2012 21:57 IST
Haryana public works minister Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday said Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should not consider Punjab and Haryana as two politically divided different states, and should give Haryana its "due share of Ravi-Beas waters".
He said Haryana was a state facing a water deficit and required 36-million acre-feet of water (MAF), but only 14.07-MAF water was available. He said that in compliance of orders of the Supreme Court, Haryana was giving water to Delhi out of its share of Yamuna river, whereas Punjab was not giving Haryana its due share of Ravi-Beas waters.
He said Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had raised this demand before Union home minister P Chidambaram in the recent meeting of chief ministers in Chandigarh.
Hooda also raised the issue of pollution created by drainage of polluted water from Bhiwadi of Rajasthan, he said.