Cabinet approves India-Bangladesh MoU on withdrawal of water from Kushiyara river during dry season

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Republic of India and the Republic of Bangladesh on withdrawal of up to 153 cusecs of water each by India and Bangladesh from common border river Kushiyara.

The MoU was signed on 6th September 2022 between the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of the Republic of India and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on withdrawal of up to 153 cusecs of water each by India and Bangladesh from common border River Kushiyara during the dry season (1st November to 31st May) for their consumptive water requirement.

This MoU will enable the Government of Assam to withdraw up to 153 cusecs of water from the common stretch of Kushiyara river during dry season (1st November to 31st May) for their consumptive water requirement.

A Joint Monitoring Team shall be set up by both countries to monitor the withdrawal of water by each side during the dry season.

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