Haryana needs more water from Bhakra
Farmers and politicians are against increasing the height of the Bhakra Main Line canal (BML) embankment near Khanauri in Sangrur by one-and-a-half feet by the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID). The work will ensure that Haryana gets more water for its tail-end villages. Haryana will start getting 1,450 cusecs of water from May 1, instead of around 1,050 cusecs that it gets now.
The Haryana Government has already paid Rs 3.7 crore for the work to the PID, which is expected to complete the work before April 30.
An official confirmed that the work at the project site started a couple of months ago. âThis will help the Haryana Irrigation Department to get its due share of 1,450 cusecs,â he said.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal have been continuously claiming that âPunjab will not allow a single drop of water to flow out of the stateâ. Even today, Sukhbir said at rally that âSar vadya ja sakda hai, par paani da ek vi boond nahi ditta ja sakda (we can sacrifice ourselves, but will not part with a single drop of water)â, he said.