Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has urged the Central Government to get the incomplete part of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal constructed at the earliest, and, also ensure implementation of the final verdict of the Supreme Court in this regard. This was stated by the Chief Secretary, Mr D.S.Dhesi, in New Delhi, on Thursday after meeting the Secretary, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry, Government of India, Dr Amarjit Singh. He presented Haryana’s case in this regard . Interacting with media persons after the meeting, Mr Dhesi said an all-party delegation of Haryana had submitted a memorandum to the President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, for construction of the canal on November 28, 2016. Taking action on this memorandum, the Secretary, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry, had called the meeting at which he was apprised of the issues raised in the memorandum. Mr Dhesi said two main issues were highlighted at the meeting: the verdicts delivered by the Supreme Court in January, 2002 and June, 2004, and the verdict on the Presidential Reference delivered on November 10, 2016. The Haryana Government had submitted Execution Application for implementation of these judgments in the Supreme Court, on which hearings were held on April 10 and 12. The next hearing would be held on April 27, he added.
Friday, April 21, 2017