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High court to Ghaggar panel: flood issues

The ab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Central Ghaggar Standing Committee to resolve the issue of floods caused by Ghaggar river in Punjab and Haryana at the earliest.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 9, 2014 3:25 pm

The ab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Central Ghaggar Standing Committee to resolve the issue of floods caused by Ghaggar river in Punjab and Haryana at the earliest.

While hearing a petition in this regard,the high court maintained that it is an “inter state dispute” and should be resolved without delay.

Earlier,the court had directed the committee to convene a meeting to resolve the dispute pertaining to non-channelisation of Ghaggar river. In response to the PIL,the Punjab government had blamed Haryana for creating roadblocks in the project.

In its affidavit ,it had submitted that out of the total length of the river,40 km from Khanauri to Karail (exit point of Punjab),22.45 km needed to be widened. However,the remaining 17.55 km could not be widened due to “certain objections raised by Haryana”,Punjab had claimed.

To ensure that no more floods take place due to non-channelisation of the river,the court had repeatedly directed Punjab,Haryana and Rajasthan governments to come up with a solution.

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