Supreme Court adjourns SYL case
Kanwar Inder Singh/ January 19,2023
Today, the apex has adjourned the Satluj Yamna Link (SYL) case for March 15,2023.
Earlier Supreme Court had asked the states of Punjab and Haryana to find an amicable solution or look for an alternative.
Before the supreme court hearing, a key meeting was held on January 5,2023 to discuss the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. The meeting was called by Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, with the issue listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on 19 January.
In that meeting, no consensus was reached on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water-sharing issue between Punjab and Haryana that the Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat held with the chief ministers of the two states in New Delhi on January 5.
After the meeting, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had said that his state does not have “even a single drop of water” to share, while his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar in a statement said the full construction of the canal and getting water through it was a matter of “right” for his state.