Indus Water Treaty Current Affairs, GK & News
Indus Water Treaty (1960) is the most enduring treaty between India and Pakistan that has survived all the wars and stands intact even in most difficult period of bilateral relations between the two countries. This treaty is cited as the global model for cooperation on the use of trans-boundary river waters. The success of the ....Read More
On 27th April 2022, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval to invest Rs 4,526.12 crore for the 540 MW Kwar Hydro-electric project that is located on Chenab River, Kishwar district, Jammu & Kashmir. Overview: This upcoming hydroelectric project is a part of the Indus basin. This project is a part of one ..
A parliamentary panel, in its report before Lok Sabha, has recommended to renegotiate Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan in order to address the impact of climate change on availability of water in river basin. Key Points It also recommends to address other challenges which are not covered under Indus-water agreement. Standing Committee on Water Resources ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
As per Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, India is working on its rights to stop excess water flowing to Pakistan under Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 to irrigate its own lands. Background India and Pakistan had signed the Indus Waters Treaty in 1960 after nine years of negotiations. World Bank was also a signatory. ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
The annual Permanent Indus Commission meeting was recently held after a gap of over two years. Before the meeting, Pakistan had raised objections to the designs of Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai hydropower plants which are under construction in Jammu and Kashmir. In response, India has justified its stand. Highlights Pakistan had also sought more ..
Highlighting the broader resumption of the diplomatic ties, the two countries announced that, they are all set to hold their first meeting in three years of a “Permanent Indus Commission” on March 22, 2021. The commission that deals with the water rights on the Indus River. Highlights The Permanent Indus Commission which was set up ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The Union Cabinet recently approved the Ratle Hydropower Project of 850 MW. The cabinet has nodded to an investment of Rs 5,281.94 crores in the project. The project is located in River Chenab. About the Ratle Hydropower Project It is a joint venture of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation and National Hydroelectric power ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs - 2022