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SC briefs Punjab on Sutlej Yamuna link

The hearing of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute case was held before the Supreme Court. Briefing the Supreme Court, Attorney General KK Venugopal said that Jal Shakti’s ministry is working to resolve this dispute.

In the Supreme Court, the central government accused the government of Punjab. The Center said the Punjab government is not cooperating in resolving the dispute over the Sutlej-Yamuna route.

Attorney General KK Venugopal said a letter was sent from our side to the new Chief Minister of Punjab for the April meeting but no response came from him. The Supreme Court called on the Punjab government to come forward and find a solution to the problem. The Supreme Court said Jal Shakti’s ministry, including the chief minister of Punjab and the chief minister of Haryana, should meet at the end of this month and come to a conclusion.

“Water is a natural resource and living beings must learn to share it, whether individuals or States. The question cannot be considered from the point of view of a single city or a single state. It is a natural wealth to be shared and how it should be shared is a mechanism to be worked out,” the Bench said.

The Supreme Court said that the report of the Sutlej-Yamuna liaison meeting should also be filed with the Supreme Court. We give a deadline of four weeks, after which the report of the case must be filed. asked to file his report on the case. The Supreme Court has said that we hope the government will resolve this dispute through mediation. The next hearing in the case will take place on January 19, 2023.

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