Will meet Hooda to discuss row over sharing of water: Kejriwal
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he will meet his Haryana counterpart Singh Hooda to discuss the issue of Munak canal, built by Haryana government with financial assistance from Delhi on the condition that it will be supplied 80 MGD water.
Kejriwal said Delhi was not getting its share of 80 MGD water from Munak canal as promised.
"I have written to Haryana Chief Minister seeking his time. We want to talk to him and find solution," the Chief Minister said.
The Munak canal was constructed by Haryana government with financial assistance of around Rs 400 crore from Delhi government on the condition that the national capital will be supplied 80 MGD water from it.
But later, Haryana refused to supply the water to the city. As both sides failed to settle the dispute, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had set up a GoM headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram to find a solution to the matter.
Haryana has opposed any water-sharing, saying it has been generously providing water to its neighbour even though its own demand has gone up in recent years.
The construction work on the 102-km canal between Munak in Haryana border and Haiderpur in Delhi has almost been completed.
The canal has been constructed to stop loss of water through leakages in various existing canal along the Yamuna.
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