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haryana: Don’t talk about the other Syl: Sharda-yamuna Link Channel | Chandigarh News

Ambala: Government of Haryana on Tuesday called for structured implementation of Supreme Court order on construction of Satluj-Yamuna Link canal, but did not mention Sharda-Yamuna Link canal project (SYL) on which a National Perspective Plan (NPP) was formulated by the Union Ministry of Water Resources Development in 1980.
The NPP has been formulated taking into account the large-scale inter-basin water transfer proposals for the transfer of water from surplus regions to deficit regions. According to a study titled ‘Interlinking of rivers in India: Proposed Sharda-Yamuna Link’, written by Anjali Verma and Narendra Kumar from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, published in the International Research Organization scientist (IOSR), the Sharda-Yamuna linkage is “meant to make water available in the acute water scarcity and drought prone western part such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat of the country”.
The Haryana State Legislative Assembly convened a special session on Tuesday during which it condemned the Punjab Assembly resolution on the transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab and also called for the implementation of the Supreme Court order.
In 2017, former Aam Aadmi (AAP) party leader and senior lawyer HS Phoolka amid the ongoing trial of the Punjab-Haryana SC case, clarified that Punjab has no excess water to be given to Haryana and that it should be given from Sharda. -Yamuna link channel. In 2020, the then Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh who fought in the 2022 elections in Punjab in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had expressed hope that the ‘Haryana would see Punjab’s point of view on the Sharda-Yamuna canal issue. project. Responding to a question from a Patiala resident during his weekly Facebook live #AskCaptain, Amarinder Singh also stressed the need to understand and adhere to international principles on water sharing, “according to which all agreements on this precious resource (water) must be reviewed after 25 years”.
Amarinder Singh even claimed to have said the same to Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during a video conference meeting with them convened under the direction of the Supreme Court to discuss the Satluj-Yamuna Link issue in August. 18th Feb, 2020. Amarinder had opposed the Satluj-Yamuna link and warned that ‘Punjab would burn’ if the state was forced to share water with Haryana, adding that the Eradi Commission is 35 years old and that there was a need to reassess water availability in Punjab, which now has over 100 dark blocks.