NEW DELHI, India: The Union government will meet all expenses of the construction of the SutlejYamuna Link Canal. This information was given in the Ragya Sabha by Minister for Water Resources. Dr. Shankeranand in a written reply said the allocation of Rs. 194.5 crores has been made by the Center for 198687, 198788. The Canal was scheduled to be completed by March, 1988.
Replying to another question, Shankeranand said the report of Ravi and Beas was submitted by the Eradi Commission to the government in January, 1987 and was under consideration. The minister of State for Agriculture Joginder Singh Mangwara has told the House that the government of Haryana has reported that 875 villages and districts of the state have been affected by hail storm in February.