Hooda for assembly debate on Yamuna Waters Agreement

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Kaithal, Sep 30 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today challenged the opposition leaders politicizing the Yamuna Water Agreement to an open debate in the Vidhan Sabha on this issue.

Addressing a largely attended public meeting at Rajaund in the district, he said there was sufficient evidence that the previous governments had ignored the interests of the people in signing the agreement. However, the present government would undo the injustice to the people and protect their interest, he assured.

Mr Hooda said the equitable distribution of irrigation water in the state was the right of farmers and he assured that each and every farmer would get his share of water. The government had launched four mega canal projects for this purpose, he pointed out.

He said farmers who were deprived of their share of water due to the discriminatory policy of previous government would start getting their share through the Hansi-Bhutana canal by the end of this year.

The work of this canal was almost near completion.

The Government would soon start the construction of Mewat canal, he said. The aim of the government was to make the irrigation water reach upto the tail end, he said .

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