Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated September 29, 2023 by Diary Times
Himachal Pradesh News- Tension has started in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh regarding the ongoing Shanan power project in the state.
The Chief Minister of Punjab has written a letter to the Union Energy Minister demanding to hand over this project to the Punjab Government. The state government is also laying claim on this project. Principal Media Advisor to the Chief Minister Naresh Chauhan said in a press conference in Shimla. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed his views on this matter on every platform. He said that the state government is fighting this issue from talks to legal means.
The lease for the Shanan Power Project was for 99 years. That land was with the Punjab Government of Himachal Pradesh.
The lease is about to expire in 2024. The Honorable Chief Minister and the Government have made this clear in the past.
This matter has been raised for a long time that now when this time of 2024 will end, the Himachal government should have that right and regarding this, the government and the Honourable Chief Minister have talked on every platform that this was the time. It is coming to an end and after that we have the right to it.
The Honourable Chief Minister has also expressed his views regarding the same to the Government of India at different places. Recently he had gone to Amritsar and also participated in the meeting of the North Zone Council.
As far as the rights of our states are concerned, there has been a very good discussion on water, everything and there is also an issue in it that if the Chief Minister of Punjab writes, but it has to be settled through talks on merit and legally.
When will the validity of the lease expire and after that its legal rights should be with Himachal Pradesh and the government and we are committed to fight for it.
Naresh Chauhan said that the tourism business is coming back on track in the disaster-hit Himachal Pradesh. He said that air service from Amritsar to Shimla and Kullu is going to start soon, which will boost tourism.