SC Directs Himachal Pradesh Govt To Release Surplus Water As Delhi Facing Shortage Of Water

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Supreme Court has directed Himachal Pradesh government to release 137 cusecs of surplus water available with it for Delhi, which is facing shortage of water. 
A vacation bench of Justices PK Mishra and KV Viswanathan said that the Himachal Pradesh government has no objection and is willing to release the surplus water available with it. 
The apex court directed the Haryana government to facilitate the flow of surplus water released by Himachal Pradesh so that it reaches the national capital. 
The court made it clear that there should be no wastage of water by the Delhi government. It said the 137 cusecs of surplus water be released by Himachal Pradesh tomorrow with prior notification to Haryana. Supreme Court posted the matter for further hearing on June 10.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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