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Rajasthan has been provided its share of water:Amarinder

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Jalandhar, Mar 22 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said that his state has provided Rajasthan its due share of water.

However, no water is available for catering to the additional needs of the neighbouring state, Capt Singh clarified at a press conference at Nakodar near here.

He said Rajasthan had already been provided water which was due to the neighbouring state as on March 31 this year.But the neighbouring state had over used the same to cater to the increased needs of the farmers.

He said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had spoken to him over telephone requesting for additional overdrawing of water for drop needs. However, no additional water was available in Punjab and therefore he had expressed his inability to provide additional supply, he added.

''I cannot concede to the request from Ms Raje at the cost of needs of farmers of my state,'' Capt Singh added.

He assured that neighbouring states of Rajasthan and Haryana would continue to get their present share of water as per the inter state river water agreement.

Capt Singh expressed his disappointment over the din created by Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) members from Rajasthan in the Lok Sabha yesterday over the reported move of stopping of water supply to their state from Punjab.

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