Jammu & Kashmir demands Rs 8,500 crore from Punjab

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Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, Dec 23: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a notice to Punjab asking Rs 8,500 crore in compensation for the losses subjected to sharing of water and power generated from Ravi river.

Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din said, "The government has sent a compensation notice seeking Rs 8,500 crore, including Rs 2,500 crore as a cost of sharing power, in compensation from Punjab."

Jammu and Kashmir's ruling government, NC-Congress has taken the anchoring role to complete the Ravi canal after getting the state share of water and power from Punjab.

The Ravi canal when completed would help irrigate 1.33 lakh hectares of agricultural land in Jammu and kashmir, thus helping in the production of additional foodgrains of 2.66 lakh tones, said Mr. Taj.

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