IWT: Stopping water to Pak no solution; need to utilise existing share, says Jitendra

IWT: Stopping water to Pak no solution; need to utilise existing share, says Jitendra

Amidst demands from some quarters to  abrogate the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan in the wake of escalating tension, Union Minister of State in the PMO Dr Jitendra Singh today disapproved the option, saying the more important issue was how to utilise the water which India was entitled to under the treaty.

”The question here is not to stop water, but how to utilise it,” Dr Sharma said here while speaking at a seminar at which previous speakers Maj Gen G D Bakshi and Prof Madhav Das Nalapat described the Treaty as very much against the national interest and called for its abrogation.

Dr Singh said ”most of the Indus water was still going to Pakistan so instead of going into an aggressive mode, things should be in place at our side to make use of the water.”Read More…

 

 

 

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