Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure early construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. The CM also sought a scheme for the welfare of farmers of Haryana on the pattern of Uttar Pradesh.
Interacting with mediapersons after calling on Modi in New Delhi on Saturday, Khattar said he also pleaded for speedy development of the Hisar airport.
The issue of SYL canal has been pending since 1976 and the Supreme Court had also delivered its verdict in favour of Haryana and the next hearing on the execution application filed in this matter would be held on April 27.
“We have complete faith that this time too that the verdict would be delivered in favour of Haryana. We have urged the Central government to assist in early construction of the canal,” he added.
Replying to a question regarding sharing of the river waters, Khattar said: “As a result of non-construction of the canal, several areas in Haryana were experiencing acute shortage of water. The construction of the canal will ensure that the people of Haryana get their rightful share of river waters.”
During the meeting, Khattar urged the Prime Minister to accelerate the pace of development of the Hisar airport.
On the loan waiver for farmers of Haryana, the chief minister said he had apprised Modi about the hardships faced by the farmers in Haryana and urged the Central government to frame a scheme for their welfare on the pattern of Uttar Pradesh.