Centre should solve Delhi, Haryana water dispute amicably: SC

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New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to try to resolve the water dispute amicably between Delhi and Haryana to ensure that the people of Delhi do not suffer water shortage because of reduction of water flow by Haryana to Delhi.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendnran and J M Panchal asked the Centre to intervene in the issue.

Counsel for Delhi government earlier submitted before the bench that Delhi was facing accute power crisis during summer season and also facing crisis even during this season as Delhi is not getting its share of water from Haryana.

Counsel for Haryana, however, denied the allegations and said Haryana requires water for drinking and irrigation and can not release water for Delhi at the cost of inconvenience to its own people.

The court, however, requested the Centre to intervene and resolve the controversey as such disputes are not for the courts to settle and the dispute should be settled at political level.

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