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Punjab and Haryana CM discusses SYL issue

Published on October 14, 2022
Current Context: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar discuss the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue.
Punjab and Haryana CM discusses SYL issue
  • The stand of Punjab is that the water will remain with them and not allow any water to flow to Haryana.
  • The issue is pertaining to the construction of the canal.
  • It was discussed that if the center forces to construct of the canal then it can be an invitation to the earlier days of terrorism to the state.
  • The issue of SYL dates back to 1966.
  • In 1982, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi launched the construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal with a ceremony in Kapoori village.
  • Static part- When Haryana was formed, a need arose to share the river waters and Punjab was opposing the same.


Q.1 Between which two states is the SYL issue going on?
a. Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
b. Punjab and Rajasthan
c. Punjab and Haryana
d. Haryana and Himachal Pradesh
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