Cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on swash drainage

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on the withdrawal of 153 cusecs of water from the river Kushiyara, a border shared by the two countries.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the MoU, under which India and Bangladesh will be able to draw 153 cusecs of water each from Kushiyara for their consumption during the dry season – from November 1 to May 31. water requirement.

The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh on September 6.

In a statement, the government said, “This MoU will enable the Assam government to withdraw 153 cusecs of water from the normal stretch of Kushiyara river during the dry season … for their consumption water requirement.”

“The two countries will constitute a Joint Monitoring Team to monitor the water withdrawal by each side during the dry season,” the statement said.


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