To ensure utilisation of India's legitimate share in the water of the Ravi river, the Union government should expedite work on the second Ravi-Beas Link project, appealed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on October 22.
Hooda said that the waters of eastern rivers of Indus Basin were allocated to India for unrestricted use under the Indus Water Treaty of 1960. Understanding the significance of Indus Water Treaty, Haryana had proposed a second Ravi-Beas link, which would ensure utilisation of India's legitimate share in the water of Ravi river which is otherwise going to Pakistan, Hooda stated.
The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering on the golden jubilee celebrations of Bhakra Dam at Nangal in Rupnagar district. Though the Centre declared this as a national project in 2008, little headway has been made, Hooda said.