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Take steps for construction of SYL canal: Khattar to Amarinder

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today made an appeal to his counterpart Captain to take immediate steps for the construction of the Satluj-Yamuna-Link canal which would benefit of farmers of both the states.

He also expressed the hope that the chief minister would honour the Supreme Court's orders on the issue.

In a statement, Khattar said, "I thank the Supreme for its orders on the Satluj-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal issue. The apex has done justice".

He said he appealed to Singh to cooperate in the construction of the canal in

is opposed to the construction of SYL canal, saying it does not have surplus water to share with

The apex court, in November last year, had thwarted Punjab's attempt to wriggle out of the SYL water sharing pact, saying it cannot "unilaterally" terminate it or legislate to "nullify" the verdict of the highest

Yesterday Haryana's main opposition INLD had staged a protest by blocking roads and disrupting movement of vehicles entering the state from over the issue.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 17:13 IST