Augmentation of Kajauli water supply scheme: HC adjourns petition
Punjab and Haryana high court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of a petition on augmentation of Kajauli water supply scheme.chandigarh Updated: May 04, 2013 23:47 IST
Punjab and Haryana high court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of a petition on augmentation of Kajauli water supply scheme.
During the resumed hearing of the petition, the counsel for Haryana accused Punjab and Chandigarh of conniving together to deny Haryana its share in the scheme.
Haryana has already claimed that it was kept in the dark about the agreement between Chandigarh and Punjab regarding the augmentation of the scheme.
Meanwhile, the counsel for Punjab submitted that the matter should be referred to the central commission, reasoning that the dispute pertained to sharing of water between different states. "This petition is pending for last about 4 years and why are you raising this issue now?" questioned the bench.
The counsel for Chandigarh submitted that the UT had suffered because of the dispute between Punjab and Haryana. The UT administration, in its submissions, made on Saturday blamed its 'parent states', Punjab and Haryana, for losing out on its share of water.
The public interest litigation (PIL), filed by SAS Nagar resident Kuljit Singh Bedi, will now be heard on July 16. Earlier, the Punjab government had refused to share water with Chandigarh in the fifth and sixth phases of the water supply scheme.