ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NORTH-For Prestige and Power

For Prestige and Power PROLONGED interstate rivalries, claims and counter-claims for benefits, and Jammu and Kashmir's special constitutional status made a take-over of the multi-purpose Thein Dam Project by the Centre inevitable. What Punjab's successive Chief Ministers have time and again claimed as the state's exclusive property will thus become the Centre's project. Understandably, Punjab's large group of highly experienced power and irrigation engineers feel sore about the decision. It is now considered doubtful whether their services would be effectively utilised at Thein after the completion of the Beas-Sutlej link and the Pong Dam. Many of them might in fact become idle after a couple of years. For nearly a decade, Punjab

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