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India, Bangladesh finalise textual content of MoU on interim water sharing of Kushiyara River

New Delhi [India], August 25 (ANI): India and Bangladesh held the thirty eighth assembly of the ministerial degree Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) on Thursday in New Delhi the place each side finalised the textual content of the MoU on interim water of the Kushiyara river.

The assembly assumes significance because it was held after 12 years of lengthy hole, although the technical interactions below the framework of JRC have continued within the intervening interval, in line with a press release launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti.

In the three-day assembly, each side additionally welcomed the finalization of the design and site of the water consumption level on the Feni River to satisfy the consuming water wants of Sabroom city in Tripura as per the October 2019 India -Bangladesh MoU on this topic.

The discussions throughout this bilateral assembly have been held on numerous ongoing bilateral problems with mutual curiosity together with river water sharing of frequent rivers, sharing of flood knowledge, addressing river air pollution, conducting joint research on sedimentation administration, river financial institution safety works and so forth.

Taking to Twitter, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat stated, “In today’s meeting, mutual agreement of adding 8 more rivers in the list was reached. Various other issues like sharing water of common rivers to sharing of flood data, addressing river pollution etc were discussed.””After a long gap of 12 years, the meeting of ministerial-level Joint Rivers Commission of India and Bangladesh took place today. Out of 54 rivers which both nations share, framework of water sharing is being developed on priority for 7 rivers,” he added.

The Bangladesh delegation was led by Zaheed Farooque, State Minister for Water Resources. AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, Deputy Minister for Water Resources was additionally a part of the Bangladesh delegation.

“One of the important areas of cooperation, where India has been assisting Bangladesh, is sharing of real-time flood data. India has recently extended the period of flood data sharing beyond 15th October to help Bangladesh address unforeseen flood events,” the assertion reads.

India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers, of which 7 rivers have been recognized earlier for creating a framework of water sharing agreements on precedence. During the assembly, it has been agreed to widen this space of ongoing cooperation by together with 8 extra rivers for knowledge alternate. The matter will probably be additional mentioned on the Technical Level Committee of JRC.

The Joint Rivers Commission of India and Bangladesh was constituted within the yr 1972 as a bilateral mechanism to deal with problems with mutual curiosity on frequent / border / transboundary rivers. (ANI)