Former Union Minister MS Gill said today that the Punjab Government should build pressure on the Centre to get the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Chairman appointed at the earliest.
He said that during the reorganisation of Punjab in 1966, the Centre had “mischievously taken the control of riverwaters from the state and set up the BBMB under its own control”.
“The posts of Member (Irrigation) and Member (Power) should alternate between Punjab and Haryana every five years. By doing so, at least some justice could be done to Punjab,” Gill added.
He said in the absence of a regular Chairman, Haryana was virtually controlling riverwaters as the Member (Irrigation) belonged to that state. Read More…