Ghaggar flooding: SC asks Punjab, Haryana to think about public curiosity earlier than politics; says frequent man not serious about conferences

Ghaggar flooding: SC asks Punjab, Haryana to think about public curiosity earlier than politics; says frequent man not serious about conferences



Tribune Information Service

Satya Prakash

New Delhi, November 15

Noting that public curiosity needs to be saved above politics, the Supreme Court docket on Tuesday pulled up the governments of Punjab and Haryana for his or her failure to implement the measures really helpful by the Central Water and Energy Analysis Station (CWPRS), Pune to resolve the issue of over-flooding of Ghaggar Basin that adversely affected farmers in 25 villages within the two states.

“It is rather unlucky that, after the final orders handed by this Court docket, besides two conferences of the Ghaggar Standing Committee, no additional concrete steps are taken both by the State of Punjab and/or State of Haryana on the suggestions made by the CWPRS, Pune,” a Bench led by Justice MR Shah mentioned.

The Bench – which had summoned the chief secretaries of each the states – mentioned although the 2 states had filed standing stories, no additional concrete steps have been taken, besides holding conferences.

“The frequent man isn’t serious about conferences however is serious about discovering out the answer. Each State Authorities ought to contemplate the general public curiosity first above politics. Although the most important portion of the affected space is the State of Punjab, the State of Punjab has not taken the matter very severely…We impress upon them to take up the problem very severely and sincerely in order that the folks of 25 villages who’re affected resulting from flood yearly could not must endure any additional,” it mentioned in its order.

The Bench gave 4 weeks to the 2 states to organize and submit the proposed Detailed Undertaking Studies to implement the suggestions made within the closing Mannequin Examine Report submitted by the CWPRS, Pune and the highest courtroom’s orders handed after senior advocates Shyam Divan and Ajit Kumar Sinha – representing Haryana Authorities and Punjab Authorities sought time for the aim.

“The Detailed Undertaking Studies shall be completely in tune with the suggestions/Report of the CWPRS, Pune and no State shall deviate from the identical,” it mentioned, posting the matter for additional listening to on January 3 subsequent 12 months.

“Within the Detailed Undertaking Studies, the involved States shall repair the time-limit which shall be affordable and which can not delay the implementations of the suggestions as a result of yearly at the least minimal 25 villages are struggling due to the flood,” it added.

Earlier than submitting the proposed Detailed Undertaking Studies to the highest courtroom, the identical needs to be shared by the 2 states with the Central Water Fee [CWC] which might inform the Bench if the proposed Detailed Undertaking Studies have been in consonance with the suggestions made by the CWPRS, Pune or not.

The Supreme Court docket had on August 17 ordered the governments of Punjab and Haryana to implement the measures really helpful by the Central Water and Energy Analysis Station (CWPRS), Pune to resolve the issue of over-flooding of Ghaggar Basin.

“In view of the above, now, the involved State Governments are required to behave appropriately and in time sure method as per the suggestions made within the closing Mannequin Examine Report by CWPRS, Pune in order that the issue of over-flooding of Ghaggar basin to the detriment of 25 villages, which has remained unresolved for final a few years might be resolved,” it had mentioned.





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