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HP to raise issue of its share in BBMB power projects

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in generated from power projects run by (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, and to get the matter expedited.

has been demanding its share in generated from BBMB power projects for long. In 2011, the had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal Pradesh's territory under the Reorganisation Act 1966.

The state had worked out over Rs 4,000 crore of arrears as per 7.19 per cent share which was to be paid by Punjab, and

"We are planning to raise the issue of our claim with the states of Punjab, and We will raise our demand as per the SC directions. We will get this matter expedited," told reporters here today.

"We have been demanding it. But till now, is not ready because the amount (of claim) is big," he said.

Thakur said he has already held a meeting with Haryana and the in this regard.

To a question on whether Himachal Pradesh will seek any royalty from and Haryana for water supply, Thakur said that the state would raise its demand of share in BBMB as per the ruling.

"Water flows from Himachal Pradesh to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and even Former Himachal Pradesh had once demanded royalty for power projects but it was not taken seriously at that time," the chief minister said.

The Himachal Pradesh chief minister also raised the issue of staking claim in 7.19 per cent posts of as per the provisions of Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966.

Till 1993, officials from Himachal Pradesh used to work in on deputation.

"Our share of 7.19 per cent in (posts of) had not been taken up effectively. But now we will raise this issue in coming time without getting into any sort of confrontation," Thakur said.

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 18:40 IST