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SC asks Punjab, Haryana to discuss Sutlej-Yamuna link canal issue

BY ANI, Sep 6, 2022 4:15 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to call a meeting between the governments of Punjab and Haryana to resolve the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal dispute.

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Abhay S Oka and Vikram Nath asked the central government to hold a meeting between both the States and granted four months to file a report on the meeting.

The apex court now posted the matter for hearing on January 19, 2023, and sought a progress report on the issue. The apex court was hearing the SYL Canal dispute between Haryana and Punjab.

Attorney General for India KK Venugopal appearing for the Ministry, said that the Centre is trying to bring together the states of Punjab and Haryana.

"The Centre had written a letter to the new Chief Minister of Punjab in April but there was no response," he said. To this, the bench directed all the parties to cooperate.

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