In this speech a Sikh youth researcher and orator Paramjit Singh Mand has explained the close connection of Punjab’s river waters with the economy of the state. Paramjit Singh Mand, who is also president of Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP), was speaking during a discussion on Punjab’s river waters at Hoshiarpur on August 3, 2019.
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Speech of Gurpreet Singh Mandiani on Loot of Punjab River Water during Seminar at Patiala
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.
Three major human rights groups of Punjab namely Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO), Lawyers For Human Rights (LFHRI) and Sikhs For Human Rights (SFHR) organised a discussion on Punjab’s water crisis on the 68th International Human Rights Day on Saturday (Dec. 10) at People’s Convention Hall, Sector 36-B, Chandigarh.
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Interview with Sikh Youth Leader Bhai Mandhir Singh on Punjab River Water and SYL Canal Issue
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.
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.