A seminar was organised by Punjab Front and Redical People’s Forum to discuss the issue of loot of Punjab river water and Punjab water crisis.
Punjab Water Crisis
The issue of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal is in discussion once again. Recently Punjab State Assembly passed a bill to de-notify the land acquired to construct SYL Canal and return it to the farmers, from whom it was acquired three decades ago. It was followed by reports of SYL canal being levelled at various places in Punjab.
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Sikh Siyasat’s editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Sikh youth leader Bhai Mandhir Singh over Punjab river water and Satluj Yamuna Link canal (SYL Canal) issue in wake of Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on November 10, 2016.
CM Badal says Sec. 5 of PTAA is scrapped; Congress slams him as misinformed | Both Congress and SAD (Badal) are equally responsible for compromising riparian rights of Punjab
As per media reports, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal on Friday (June 24) claimed that the government had scrapped section 5 of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act (PTAA), 2005. He was addressing media persons during a “sangat darshan” program at Nakodar. However, he did not elaborate on when his government had scrapped it, notes the Indian Express (IE).
River water issue: Badal and Amarinder equally responsible for compromising riparian rights of the Punjab.
A special presentation by Sikh Siyasat’s Editor Parmjeet Singh on the issue of levelling of SYL Canal, loot of Punjab’s River Water and role of various politicians and political parties.
Punjab is facing multiform crisis related to Water. […] In this talk-show basic information related to various aspects of Punjab Water crisis was discussed by Bhai Mandhir Singh (Secretary General, Akali Dal Panch Pardhani) and Bhai Paramjeet Singh Gazi (President, Sikh Students Federation).
Punjab’s riparian rights were denied by the Indian state after 1947 partition. Extra-legal arrangements were made from time to time to distribute Punjab’s river water to non-riparian states namely Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana.
In this talkshow various facts related to loot of river water of Punjab were discussed.
Punjab is facing multiform crisis related to Water. According to available data 118 out of 140 development blocks are over-exploited in Punjab in terms of exploitation of ground water as Punjab is deprived from using major potions of it’s river water by the Indian state that has allocated and diverted Punjab’s river water to non-riparian states.