India, Bangladesh to set up Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water

India, Bangladesh to set up Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water
India, Bangladesh to set up Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water

India, Bangladesh to set up Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water

At a Secretary-level meeting in Dhaka, India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996.

Water Resources Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh led the Indian delegation in the talks while the Bangladesh side was led by his counterpart Kabir Bin Anwar.

Both the countries also agreed to prepare a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for eight rivers including Feni, Gumti and Teesta.

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin is the second largest hydraulic region in the world.

The Secretary-level meeting was held after a gap of more than 8 years.

It is main objectives enhancing bilateral cooperation in the water resources sector between India and Bangladesh.

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