SC directs Haryana to maintain status quo on Bhakra canal

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI)The Supreme Court today directed the Haryana Government to maintain the status quo till further orders regarding the breaching of Bhakra Canal,carrying water to Rajasthan.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran also directed the three states -- Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan -- to approach the Central Water Commission(CWC) to place their cases before the commission, who in turn will submit its report to the Supreme Court.

The directions were issued following a submission made by State of Punjab that Haryana had not obtained clearance from CWC for breaching the canal.

Haryana had started the construction of Hansi Bhutana Feeder Canal to get its share of water from Bhakra canal for southern Haryana. State of Punjab and Rajasthan objected to it and filed a suit in the Supreme Court UNI AKS/SC JT RP RN1417

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