MoU with Bangladesh: Indian Cabinet approves withdrawing 153 cusecs of water from Kushiyara River
The Indian Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh and India on withdrawal of up to 153 cusecs of water each by Bangladesh and India from the common river Kushiyara.
The approval came yesterday (September 28, 2022) at a cabinet meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A joint monitoring team will be set up by both countries to monitor the withdrawal of water by each side during the dry season, the Press Information Bureau of India said yesterday.
The MoU was signed on September 6, 2022, between the Ministry of Jal Shakti, India and the Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh on the withdrawal of water during the dry season (November 1 to May 31) for their consumptive water requirement.
The MoU will enable the government of Assam to withdraw up to 153 cusecs of water from the common stretch of Kushiyara River during the dry season for their consumptive water requirement.