Delhi LG meets Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz

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New Delhi, Jun 20 (UNI) Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna today called on Union Minister of Water Resources Saifuddin Soz regarding the necessity for expeditious construction of Renuka Dam in Himachal Pradesh and other related issues.

Renuka Dam has been included by the Union Government as a National Project, wherein 90 per cent of the cost of drinking water and irrigation would be provided by the Centre.

The issue of construction of a barrage at Palla across river Yamuna in Delhi also came up for discussion. Further, Delhi raised the issue of sharing savings of water due to construction of carrier lined channel from Munak on Western Yamuna Canal to Haiderpur, which is under construction and the cost of which is being met by the Delhi Government.

The Delhi Government was requested to send a formal note to the Ministry of Water Resources on the aforementioned issues and Prof Soz assured the Governor that the issues would be studied and all possible help would be extended by the Ministry of Water Resources.

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