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38th Meeting Of The Joint River Commission (JRC)

38th Meeting Of The Joint River Commission (JRC):

India and Bangladesh discussed a wide range of issues related to the major common rivers such as the Ganga, Teesta and several smaller rivers during the 38th meeting of the Joint River Commission (JRC).

Key Highlights:

  • JRC finalized the text of the MoU on Interim Water Sharing of Kushiyara river.
  • Finalization of the design and location of water intake point on Feni river to meet drinking water needs of Sabroom town in Tripura.
  • The two sides also discussed:
    • Exchange of flood-related data and information
    • River-bank protection works
    • Common basin management
    • The River Interlinking Project of India.
  • Ganges water sharing treaty: Both sides agreed to conduct the feasibility study for optimum utilization of water received by Bangladesh under the provision of the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty, 1996.