Delhi, Haryana officials to meet over Munak canal
Officials from Delhi and Haryana will meet on Wednesday to find an amicable solution to various issues related to the Munak channel.delhi Updated: Nov 07, 2012 00:18 IST
Officials from Delhi and Haryana will meet on Wednesday to find an amicable solution to various issues related to the Munak channel.
The meeting — called by the Union water resources secretary — will discuss whether a cut on the Munak carrier lined channel (CLC) made by Delhi for diverting water to its Dwarka and other water treatment plants be allowed or not, a ministry official said.
Built by Haryana but funded by Delhi for concrete lining, the channel has been a bone of contention between the two neighbours from the last few years.
The group of ministers (GoM) constituted for resolving the issue had directed the matter to Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB), which had given a decision to close the cut. The matter has been dragging since then as Delhi refused to agree.
"The meeting will discuss issues such as claimed savings of 80 million gallons per day (MGD) following concretising the channel and disagreements over funding," said the official adding. Delhi has paid over R500 crore to Haryana for the 110 km Munak CLC.