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No fresh talks with Punjab on SYL: Haryana

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The on Monday said that it will not enter into any fresh dialogue with on the contentious SYL Canal issue despite the Supreme giving two months to the central earlier this year to work out a solution between the two states.

Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister O.P. Dhankar made it clear that there will be no agreement with the on the state's share in river waters.

"There will be no digression from our chosen path of securing implementation of the Supreme orders regarding construction of the SYL (Sutlej Yamuna Link) Canal in Punjab, and bringing to its rightful share in river waters," he said.

Dhankar said it was due to the efforts of the present that after 11 years, hearing on the Presidential reference was resumed by the Supreme on February 29, 2016, and concluded on May 12 the same year.

On the Presidential reference, the apex gave a judgment in favour of on November 10, 2016, he said.

"After this decision, Punjab's Termination of Agreements Act, 2004 is rendered invalid. Now the passage for getting its just and rightful share in Ravi and Beas waters is clear through the medium of SYL," Dhankar said.

is seeking more water from to cater to the water demand of southern Both states have been locked in a bitter political and legal battle on the SYL Canal construction issue for the past nearly three decades.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 19:50 IST
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