DB grants 6 weeks time for framing Water Policy

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 7: Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Tashi Rabstan today directed State to frame Water Policy within six weeks.
When the contempt petition came up for hearing, Secretary PHE Sanjeev Verma, who was present in the court as per yesterday’s direction, submitted that the draft policy was put in the public domain on January 30, 2017 for inviting objections and suggestions within a period of 15 days.
“After considering the objections, if any filed, the draft Water Policy will be placed before the State Cabinet for clearance”, he further submitted while seeking six weeks time for framing the Water Policy.
Upon this, Division Bench directed Secretary PHE to frame Water Policy within six weeks and produced the same before the court.