Kolkata

Release full water of State’s share: Gehlot

Home Minister Amit Shah and Ashok Gehlot (second from right) at the meeting in Chandigarh.

Home Minister Amit Shah and Ashok Gehlot (second from right) at the meeting in Chandigarh.  

CM raised the demand at the Northern Zonal Council’s 29th meeting

Rajasthan has sought the release of full water of its share as per the inter-State river water agreement, while expressing hope that the issue of supply of the remaining 0.60 MAF Ravi-Beas river waters from Punjab would be resolved soon.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot raised the demand at 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in Chandigarh on Friday.

He said the Punjab government had shown a positive response to the needs of Rajasthan, for which the capacity of head regulator for Indira Gandhi feeder at Harike Barrage would be enhanced.

Mr. Gehlot said the Haryana government should follow suit and take steps to supply the water of Rajasthan’s share. The flow of contaminated water in the State’s canals should be checked, he said.

Mr. Gehlot also expressed concern over reduction in the State’s share in the Central taxes during the current financial year. In the Union Budget presented in February this year, a provision of ₹46,411.08 crore was made for the State, but it was reduced to ₹44,461.86 crore in the revised Budget, he said.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 25, 2020 11:16:09 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/release-full-water-of-states-share-gehlot/article29480125.ece

Next Story