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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss SYL issue with Modi today

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at 6 PM in Delhi to discuss the contentious Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, it is learnt.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2017 08:18 IST
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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (HT File Photo)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at 6 PM in Delhi to discuss the contentious Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, it is learnt.

“The issue related to SYL canal is on top of the agenda of CM who will also participate in NITI Ayog Summit on April 23,” government sources said, pointing out that the chief minister sought appointment with the PM to apprise him about Haryana’s stand on the river water-sharing dispute with the neighbouring Punjab.

The decision to meet Modi comes close on the heels of Punjab and Haryana reiterating their “stated positions” in separate meetings held by the Centre in New Delhi on the SYL Canal issue on Thursday. While Punjab demanded that a tribunal be set up for re-assessment of water in the Ravi-Beas basin as the state had no water to spare, Haryana had urged the Centre to construct the remaining portion of the SYL Canal in Punjab territory at the earliest to carry its share of river waters.