Little Progress in IndiaNepal Cooperation for Supply, Irrigation Projects

1 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences over water distribution. India and Pakistan signed the Indus Water Treaty in 1960. Similarly, the Ganges Water-Sharing Treaty was signed between India and Bangladesh in 1996, resolving the dispute over Farakha Barrage. Nepal and India signed the Mahakali Treaty in 1996, and it came into force in 1997. The Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project on the Mahakali River, which is known as river Sarda in India, is the centerpiece of Mahakali Treaty...

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