November 24, 2023 12:59 am

No Surplus Water To Share With Other States: Punjab Govt At NZC Meeting

The Punjab government reiterated on Thursday that the state does not have surplus water to share with others as it took up the cause of the state’s rights at the 20th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council’s (NZC) standing committee here.

The meeting saw the presence of officers from the Inter-State Council Secretariat of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), along with the chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the adviser to the Union Territory of Chandigarh, according to a release issued by the Punjab government.

In his inaugural speech, Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua batted for cooperative federalism and said such meetings offer the right platform for bringing inter-state matters to the fore and debate upon their solutions.

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