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Issue of water from Punjab rivers top-priority for Haryana; Will fight till last drop of share: Hooda

July 22, 2013 | By

Rohtak/ Chandigarh (July 22, 2013): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on July 21, 2013 that the state of Haryana will fight to the last to secure every drop of its share of water. “Water is our first and topmost priority and we will fight to the last to get every drop of our share,” Bhupinder Singh Hooda said.

According to ZEE News: the Chief Minister, who was speaking at Rohtak, said (on July 21, 2013) that ‘We are engaged in the task of getting our share and shall accomplish it. The territorial issue could be taken up later but let us first resolve the water issue’ a government release said here.

A View of Hansi Butana Canal (Left) | Bhupinder Singh Hooda, CM Haryana (Right)

It is notable that Haryana is a non-riparian state to the rivers of Punjab who hold no legal right to have share from Punjab river waters; but the Government of India (GOI) had devices many extra-legal and extra-constitutional arrangement for allotting Punjab’s river water to the non-riparian states of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Hooda’s statement has once again brought the issue of loot of river water of Punjab into focus.

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