Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding problem of flood in the Ghaggar basin, 23/09/2019

  • 23/09/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nagar Panchayat Moonak & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding the problem of flood in the Ghaggar basin. The Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune through an order of April 29, 2019 was asked to "expedie the enquiry pertaining to the mitigation of the flood problem in the Ghaggar basin and submit a report by the first week of July, 2019." The enquiry was not completed as Haryana and Punjab did not provide the required information.

The SC directed the states of Haryana and Punjab to provide the requisite information, so that CWPRS would be able to complete the enquiry. The apex court directed that the enquiry should be completed by December 31, 2019 so that a report can be submitted immediately thereafter.

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