Govt issues details of projects aimed at ‘stopping’ flow of India’s share of water to Pakistan


Govt issues details of projects aimed at ‘stopping’ flow of India’s share of water to Pakistan

A day after Union minister Nitin Gadkari said India had decided to “stop” the flow of its share of river water to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty, the Water Resources Ministry on Friday issued details of various projects being worked upon to enforce it.

“Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Sri @narendramodi ji, Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab (sic),” Gadkari had tweeted on Thursday.

However, additional director general of media and communications in the ministry Neeta Prasad later clarified that it was not a “new decision” and that the water resources minister was “simply reiterating” what he had always said. Read More

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