JRC official-level assembly begins Tuesday in New Delhi


Forward of the Bangladesh-India Joint River Fee ministerial-level assembly, officers of each the international locations will maintain a two-day assembly right here from Tuesday to debate water administration points between the 2 international locations.

The thirty eighth JRC ministerial stage assembly is scheduled to be held on August 25 about 12 years of recess because the final ministerial-level assembly was held in March 2010.

The assembly is being held forward of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming go to to India from first week of September, in line with sources.

Throughout the assembly, the 2 sides are anticipated to finalize a joint research on utilization of Ganges water and an settlement of withdrawal of water from Kushiyara river, sources accustomed to the event stated.

They added {that a} Memorandum of Understanding on sharing of information on the move of water within the rivers flowing in India’s North-East area would even be finalized through the assembly.

India’s Jal Shakti (Water Assets) Minister Gajendra Singh Shakhawat and State Minister for Water Assets of Bangladesh Zahid Faruk will lead the respective delegation to the thirty eighth JRC ministerial-level assembly.

Sources, nonetheless, stated that Bangladesh facet is more likely to increase the long-awaited Teesta problem within the assembly aside from finalizing a framework settlement of six frequent rivers- Monu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla and Dudhkumar.

In addition to, points regarding renewal of Ganges water sharing treaty would even be mentioned prominently within the assembly.

The 25 years-long landmark Ganges water sharing settlement between Bangladesh and India was signed in 1996 through the regime of Awami League authorities. The tenure of the settlement will finish within the yr of 2026.

India and Bangladesh thus far inked solely Ganges Water Sharing settlement though they share 54 trans-boundary rivers.


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