India Accelerates 3 Hydropower And Irrigation Projects To Thwart Unutilised Water From Flowing Into Pakistan
December 3, 2019
India is apparently leaving no stone unturned as it has given a green ticket to the acceleration of three projects that will prevent its share of Indus waters from flowing into the neighbouring country, Pakistan.
The three projects which include construction of two dams are called the Shahpur Kandi dam project, a second Sutlej-Beas link in Punjab and the Ujh Dam project in Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported.
These projects were stuck in red tape and inter-state disputes which is why it has been decided to expedite them. Under the Indus Waters Treaty, waters flowing in three of Indus tributaries — the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi — have been allotted to India; while the Chenab, Jhelum and Indus waters have been allotted to Pakistan.