AMBALA: Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) has claimed that it has managed to “run water” into about 180 km palaeochannel of the Saraswati from Radaur area of Yamunanagar district to Kaithal district in Haryana.
Rejuvenating the river, Saraswati, is Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s dream project and Haryana signed a memorandum of understanding with Himachal Pradesh to develop a dam above Adi Badri on January 21 this year. This water claimed to have been brought in the channel of Saraswati river is subsequently falling in Ghaggar river near Punjab-Haryana border in Kaithal and Patiala districts. Ghaggar is one of the living rivers in north India, which flows heavily during the monsoon season and dries up in the Thar desert. The Haryana government has already reserved the water of Ghaggar at Kaushalya Dam constructed between 2008-2012 in Panchkula district near Pinjore to release the same under a mechanism.
As per the information given by HSHDB vice-chairman Dhuman Singh Kirmach, the water in the said section of Saraswati channel has been taken from the Chautang riverhead at Uncha Chandana village in Yamunanagar district. Chautang river, a tributary of Saraswati, receives water from Shivalik hills.


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