Haryana govt in touch Centre, SC over SYL canal

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today said that the state government was in "constant touch" with the Central Government and the Supreme Court to ensure early completion of the remaining portion of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal falling in Punjab's territory.

india Updated: May 16, 2003 13:52 IST

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today said that the state government was in "constant touch" with the Central Government and the Supreme Court to ensure early completion of the remaining portion of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal falling in Punjab's territory.

Speaking after inaugurating a water supply channel scheme at village Mandia Khurd in Rewari district, Chautala said "the remaining portion of the SYL canal falling in Punjab will certainly be completed within a year".

He said that the water would flow through the SYL canal, which would provide irrigation facilities in an area of 7.5 acres of land in Ahirwal.

"The day is not far away when wheat, mustard, sugarcane, fruit and vegetables will also be cultivated in the area," he said, an official release here quoted him as having said.

Chautala said that over 33,000 developmental works had been completed in little over three years under the 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar' programme in the state.

First Published: May 16, 2003 13:52 IST