CAPT AMARINDER SHARES KHATTAR’S CONCERN ON WASTEFUL FLOW OF RIVER WATERS INTO PAKISTAN
BUT RULES OUT SEPARATE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE 2 STATES AS MATTER UNDER CONSIDERATION OF CENTRAL PANEL
ALSO UNDERLINES NEED FOR PREVENTING WASTAGE OF OTHER RIVER WATERS, INCLUDING YAMUNA
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photo By T S Bedi
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh shared the concern of his Haryana counterpart ML Khattar on wasteful flow of river waters into Pakistan but urged `careful assessment’ of the matter, while calling for similar efforts to prevent wastage of Yamuna river water too.
Captain Amarinder ruled out the need for any separate interaction between Punjab and Haryana or for engaging BBMB to undertake feasibility studies on the proposed 2nd Ravi-Beas Link since the matter was under consideration of the High Powered Committee set up by the Government of India for implementation of National Projects.
“We would surely like to check all wasteful flows of river waters, and secure every drop of it for our farmers, but these have to be carefully assessed,” Captain Amarinder said, replying to Khattar’s D.O. letter No.81437 (c) of 07.05.2018 on utilization of Ravi Water flowing into Pakistan.
“In Punjab, we are of the considered opinion to fully secure and utilize the Water Ravi as also of other two rivers: Sutlej and Beas for our farmers, without letting it go waste in any manner,” said Captain Amarinder, while calling for concerted efforts also for utilization of all other River waters going waste. Citing authoritative sources, he said out of the 75% Yamuna waters received in the month of July, August and September, as much as 50% goes waste.