The review petition
filed by the State of Punjab having been dismissed by the Supreme
Court on 5th March, 2002, the Union Government should
construct the Punjab portion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal
through its own agency as expeditiously as possible in pursuance
of the judgement and order of the Supreme Court dated 15th
January, 2002 so that Haryana is able to draw full quantity
of water that has been allotted to its share.
For working out
a contingency plan for the completion of the canal, the requisite
information such as details of the works, the revised costs
and construction schedule have been requested from Government
of Punjab, who had executed the works so far and under whose
control the canal works are vested at present. The information
is awaited and the matter is being continuously pursed with
the State Government.
was given by the Union Minister of State for Water Resources,
Smt. Bijoya Chakravarty in a written reply to a question from
Shri Abu Asim Azmi in the Rajya Sabha today.