Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal with Union water resources minister Uma Bharti on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal with Union water resources minister Uma Bharti on Sunday.(HT Photo)

CM Badal flags Punjab’s irrigation issues with Union minister Bharti

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged Union water resources minister Uma Bharti to revise the construction norms for water courses, especially in Punjab, allocations of funds for Swan River and for Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC). Badal called on Bharti at her New Delhi residence on Sunday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2016 02:30 PM IST

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged Union water resources minister Uma Bharti to revise the construction norms for water courses, especially in Punjab, allocations of funds for Swan River and for Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC). Badal called on Bharti at her New Delhi residence on Sunday.

Badal sought Rs 35,000 per hectare as construction cost for water courses instead of Rs 25,000, as the average discharge in Punjab was 2.5 cusecs against one cusec in rest of the country.

He also sought immediate release of Rs 209 crore for the channelisation of 17km Swan river in Punjab’s territory, informing Bharti that Himachal Pradesh had already started the work on 55km on its side.

The CM requested Bharti to approve the rejuvenation of Doab Canal that was in a dilapidated condition, which was affecting its water-carrying capacity.

Bharti asked Badal to send a team of irrigation department officials to Delhi to discuss the issues.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)
The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)

Ambala building collapse: Contractor held for labourer’s death

By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Another labourer who was injured in the cave-in alleged that the accused used substandard material in the building construction which ultimately killed his workmate
Close
NCB sleuths picked up Nawas and Afnas on Thursday from their home in Chennai’s suburb Karapakkam where they lived with their families. Nawas has been in the city for the past 10 years while Afnas joined him three years ago. (PHOTO: NCB)
NCB sleuths picked up Nawas and Afnas on Thursday from their home in Chennai’s suburb Karapakkam where they lived with their families. Nawas has been in the city for the past 10 years while Afnas joined him three years ago. (PHOTO: NCB)

Sri Lankan drug kingpin, associate held in Chennai’s Karapakkam

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • They were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985 on Friday and the process for their remand is on.
Close
11,000 poultry birds culled in Dera Bassi on Day 1
11,000 poultry birds culled in Dera Bassi on Day 1

11,000 poultry birds culled in Dera Bassi on Day 1

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:20 AM IST
After confirmation of bird flu, 53,000 chickens are to be culled at two poultry farms in Behra village
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Police proposes route map for tractor rally, farmers to respond today

By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:19 AM IST
New Delhi: The Delhi police on Friday proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Air quality panel ropes in agencies to develop tool to read nature of emissions

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:19 AM IST
New Delhi: The Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas (CAQM) has commissioned several agencies to develop a ‘Decision Support System’ tool to capture the nature and source of emissions in the region, to focus interventions to curb emissions
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Delhi gets colder: Temperature to fall further from Sunday, IMD predicts

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:18 AM IST
New Delhi: The minimum temperature in the national capital dipped to 4
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Days after dead owl tested positive for bird flu, six samples sent from Delhi zoo return negative for avian infection

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:17 AM IST
New Delhi: Six samples collected from Delhi zoo earlier this week tested negative for bird flu, officials said on Friday, days after a brown fish owl that was found dead in its enclosure, was diagnosed with a strain of the infection
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Snatching of 200 leads to murder in Rohini, seven arrested

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:17 AM IST
New Delhi A 21-year-old man’s blind murder case —that happened in outer Delhi’s Rohini three weeks ago — turned out to be the result of a snatching, Delhi Police said on Friday, after arresting the seven alleged killers
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Meeting on Pune city’s water quota inconclusive, Ajit Pawar to meet MPs, MLAs on Monday

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:53 PM IST
PUNE As elected members from Pune city and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) remained firm on not reducing city’s water quota Ajit Pawar, Pune district guardian minister, has decided to call another meeting on Monday (January 25)
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Schools for Class 5 to 8 to resume in PMC from February 1

By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:53 PM IST
PUNE The regular physical classes will resume for Class 5 to 8 from February 1, according to a notification issued by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), on Friday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

SII estimates loss of 1,000 crore, Covishield production unaffected

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:52 PM IST
PUNE A day after a major fire broke out at Serum Institute of Indian (SII) on Thursday afternoon, the institute estimated a loss of 1,000 crore and also assured that no damage was reported to the Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’
Close
HT Image
HT Image

MIDC fire officials give clean chit to Serum, CM says lets wait for final report

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:52 PM IST
PUNE The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) fire officials visited the Manjri site where the fire broke out on Thursday and upon inspection have given a clean chit to the Serum Institute of India (SII)
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Face mask not mandatory while travelling with family in private vehicle

By Mansi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:52 PM IST
PUNE The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has relaxed norms and said wearing of face masks while travelling with family members in a private vehicle will no longer be mandatory within the boundaries of the city
Close
Soldiers giving salute during the cremation of Havildar Nirmal Singh at Jansui village in Ambala district on Friday. (HT Photo)
Soldiers giving salute during the cremation of Havildar Nirmal Singh at Jansui village in Ambala district on Friday. (HT Photo)

Soldier killed in firing at LoC cremated with full state honours in Ambala

By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Havildar Nirmal Singh belonged to 10 JAK Rifles unit of the army; he was critically injured in Poonch and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Thursday.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Mohali MC elections: Balbir Sidhu’s brother among 50 in fray from Congress

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:16 PM IST
The Congress on Friday released its list of 50 candidates for the Mohali municipal corporation (MC) elections, retaining 14 of the 15 former councillors
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP