Finally, J&K Hires Consultant To Quantify Indus Water Treaty Losses


Finally, J&K Hires Consultant To Quantify Indus Water Treaty Losses

After years of delay, the J&K government has hired a consultant for quantifying losses suffered by the state on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

A source said the Power Development Corporation (PDC) has awarded the contract to Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) India Water and Environment Pvt Ltd.

The Institute has already started the work and a team of its officials visited some river sites in J&K last month. There was also a meeting between officials from PDC and DHI a few days ago, said the source.

The institute, part of Denmark-based DHI Group, has got the contract at Rs 1.89 crore and has to complete the task in 44 weeks, the official said.

Confirming about the consultant, the PDC managing director Shah Faesal said assessment of the losses would be a major study which would change the understanding towards the IWT and the losses suffered by Jammu and Kashmir. Read More…

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