Farakka Barrage Key Actor in Bangladesh’s Water Crisis?


Farakka Barrage, built across the Ganges River in India, is the key cause of the water crisis inside Bangladesh, said Prof Imtiaz Ahmed from the department of International Relations at Dhaka University. Located in West Bengal, India, the Farakka barrage is roughly 16.5km distant from the Bangladeshi border. Built to revive the Kolkata port, it has been blamed for reducing water flow, increasing salinity and drying up the waters around the Sundarbans delta.