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Punjab vs Himachal: Shanan Hydropower Dispute



  Mar 02, 2024

Article 131 Dispute: Punjab vs Himachal Pradesh- Shanan Hydropower Project



The Punjab government has approached the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing regarding the Shanan Hydropower Project. The contention is over the control of the project post the expiry of a 99-year lease. The project, established in 1925 in Himachal Pradesh and leased to the Punjab government, is in a state of disrepair.

Background of the Issue:
The Shanan Hydropower Project, a British-era undertaking, was initially set up to serve regions including undivided Punjab, Lahore, and Delhi.

The lease, executed between Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi state and a British representative, is now expiring.

The Punjab government has ceased repair and maintenance, leading to the project’s poor condition.

Legal Actions Taken:
Punjab has filed a suit under Article 131 of the Constitution, which allows for the Supreme Court to have original jurisdiction in disputes between states or between states and the Centre.

The Punjab government seeks to prevent Himachal Pradesh from assuming control and disrupting the current management of the project.

Current Developments:
The Supreme Court has agreed to an urgent hearing of the case.

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister has argued for the transfer of the project to the state, citing geographical rights and past injustices during the state’s reorganization in 1966.

Implications:
This legal battle highlights the complexities involved when historical agreements, regional rights, and administrative control over resources come into contention as old accords expire.


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