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‘Haryana must get its share from Yamuna’

PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2016 11:20 AM IST

CHANDIGARH: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) to ensure release of the state’s legitimate share of water from Yamuna and asked the Delhi government to pay Rs 150 crore on account of the extra raw water supplied.

He also sought early execution of the Renuka, Kishau and Lakhwar dam projects to overcome water shortage in the state.

Speaking at the 36th meeting of NCRPB in Delhi, Khattar said that Delhi’s withdrawal of water from Haryana resulted in reduction of the state’s legitimate share from Y am una and caused extreme hardship to the people of the state.

Khattar said that large dry and arid areas of Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat districts of Haryana falling in the National Capital Region were being deprived of their legitimate share in Yamuna water as water meant for the areas was not being released at Okhla.

The chief minister said the Upper Yamuna River Board is planning to install telemetry system at different points on Yamuna for accurate assessment of the flow in the river and this will help Haryana get water as per its share in Gurgaon canal.

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