IN PHOTOS: Amit Shah reaches Amritsar for Northern Zonal Council meeting, meets Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Union Home Minister Amit Shah who will preside over the 31st meeting of the Northern Zonal Council being held in Amritsar arrived in the city on Tuesday, officials said. Shah also met Punjab CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2023-09-26 08:39 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Amit Shah being felicitated by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann during the 31st Northern Zonal Council (NZC) meeting in Amritsar. Pics/PTI

Tight security arrangements have been made in Amritsar in the wake of the NZC meeting, said officials

Punjab cabinet ministers Harpal Singh Cheema and Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal received the Union home minister at the airport in Amritsar

The NZC which comprises Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territories of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Chandigarh

The council discusses a wide range of issues, including matters related to the Bhakra-Beas Management Board, affiliation to Panjab University, road construction work under PMGSY, canal projects and water sharing, matters related to reorganisation of states, and infrastructure development

Other issues include land acquisition, environmental and forest clearance, regional connectivity under the UDAN scheme and issues of common interest at the regional level

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday had said that he would raise all issues concerning the state with Shah

Prominent issues which the CM may raise include the process of land allotment to the Haryana government in Chandigarh for setting up an additional building of its state assembly

The decision of the Himachal Pradesh government to levy water cess on hydropower projects, said official sources

Regional councils provide a forum for discussion in a structured manner on issues affecting one or more states or issues between the Centre and the states

They also help in developing a coordinated approach through discussion and exchange of views between states on important issues of social and economic development

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