Plan to stop water from going to Pak: Union Water Minister
Even today, India’s share of drinking and irrigation water is going to Pakistan and we do not have arrangements to stop it
The plan to stop water from going to Pakistan has reached its final stage, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Monday during his visit to Pokhran’s locust-hit areas.
Many physical technical study reports have come and several reports are yet to come. Consent has been received from the Jammu and Kashmir government. In the coming days, we will certainly create history and succeed in stopping water from going to Pakistan, said Shekhawat.
Under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960, all the waters of three rivers, namely Ravi, Sutlej and Beas (eastern rivers) averaging around 33 million acre feet (MAF) were allocated to India for exclusive use, while Chenab, Jhelum and Sindhu waters were allotted to Pakistan.
Even today, India’s share of drinking and irrigation water is going to Pakistan and we do not have arrangements to stop it. After the Modi government came to power, efforts to contain this water were started.