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Kushiyara River Treaty Between India And Bangladesh

Kushiyara River Treaty Between India And Bangladesh:

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on sharing of the waters of the Kushiyara river which flows through Assam, and then on to Bangladesh.

  • Under the agreement, Bangladesh will be able to withdraw 153 cubic feet per second of water from the Kushiyara which will solve the water crisis for farmers .
  • The water of Kushiyara will be channelled through the Rahimpur Canal project in Sylhet.
  • Rahimpur canal is the only supplier of water from the Kushiyara to the region.
  • India’s objection to the Rahimpur Canal:The dyke and other infrastructure along the canal interfered in border security as Kushiyara itself forms part of the border between the two sides.

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