Order of the Supreme Court regarding overflooding of Ghaggar basin, 09/11/2022
Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Nagar Panchayat Moonak & Others Vs The State of Punjab & Others dated 09/11/2022.
The matter related to the overflooding of Ghaggar basin to the detriment of 25 villages in the states of Punjab and Haryana.
The states of Punjab and Haryana are not serious in tackling the problem of overflooding of Ghaggar basin, the Supreme Court said November 9, 2022. The Chief Secretaries of both the states have been asked to remain present before the Supreme Court, November 15, 2022. Punjab and Haryana was also directed to file a status report taking into consideration the apex court's order, August 8, 2022.
The SC reiterated and directed the concerned states to be serious and sincere in tackling the problem of overflooding of Ghaggar basin which is occurring every year affecting more than 25 villages.
The SC by its order, August 17, 2022 the state governments of Punjab and Haryana was asked to take steps in a time bound manner as per the recommendations made in the final Model Study Report by Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune. This would help in solving the "problem of overflooding of Ghaggar basis to the detriment of 25 villages which has remained unresolved for the last many years can be resolved," the SC had said.