India stops unused water from entering Pakistan

Published: January 12, 2019
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Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

Water allotted to India under the Indus Water Treaty that remains unused by India and flows into Pakistan instead will be kept in India, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said, according to NDTV.

Water levels drop by 30% in Indus Basin

Several Indian ministers signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a dam on the Upper Yamuna Basin.

“We have done one thing. The rivers awarded to India under the Indus Waters Treaty….(some portion of) our share still goes to Pakistan. The first thing we did was to arrest the (excess) water and we will take it to Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and Delhi will benefit from it,” said Gadkari.

India utilises up to 94 per cent of the water allotted to it under the Indus Water Treaty and the remainder flows into Pakistan.

This article originally appeared on NDTV.

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