Indus water panel holds meeting (The Hindu, GS-2 International relation)

Indus water treaty:

  • Indus system: Indus River, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej.
    •  The basin is shared by India and Pakistan with China and Afghanistan.
  • The treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960
    • all the waters of three rivers, namely Ravi, Sutlej and Beas ( Eastern Rivers) were allocated to India for exclusive use.
    • Western rivers – Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab were allocated to Pakistan except for specified domestic , non-consumptive and agricultural use permitted to India as provided in the Treaty.
    • India and pakistan both has to make the commissioners who atleast meet once in Year.
    • This treaty was brokered by World bank.
    • Both countries are abide by this treaty till now.
  • Why this treaty must be revisited:
    • India is loosing water because of desertification.
    • Western India is already water deficit.
    • With changing time the use of water must be changed.

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