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Raising the burning issue of the SYL (Satluj Yamuna Link) canal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asserted that petition has already been filed and expressed hope for better results from Supreme Court.
"The SYL issue is a prolonged one that will soon be resolved. The petition has already been filed and we hope for better results. Southern Haryana had been facing drinking water issues from the past 12 years but not anymore," Khattar told ANI.
Khattar further assured that the districts that were facing water issues in the Southern Haryana region are soon to get resolved.
"We have filed our petition to the Supreme Court and the result would be out soon. Districts that were facing water issues will soon come over it. The matter has been pending before the bench since November last. There are already two decrees of the court and we are anxiously waiting for these to be executed by the plaintiff (Punjab)," said Khattar.
Earlier this month, the Apex court had heard the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal matter.
The court, however, made it clear that if a solution was not found, it would proceed with the matter on the next date of hearing.
The bench, also comprising of Justice Amitava Roy, considered the statement of Solicitor General, Ranjeet Kumar and deferred the hearing in the case.
A bench of the court headed by Justice Ghosh and Justice Amitava Roy granted the decision.
Holding that the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004 was not being in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, the top court answered in the negative to all four questions referred to it in a presidential reference.
A constitution bench of the court ruled that Punjab could not and should not have taken a 'unilateral' decision to terminate the agreement with Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh to share the Ravi-Beas river waters.
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