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  • 19 March, 2021

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Joint Rivers Commission framework

India-Bangladesh Water Resources Secretary-level meeting held under the Joint Rivers Commission framework.

Key Takeaways:

  • India and Bangladesh share 54 common rivers.
  • Hence, both the countries agreed to expand cooperation on water resources-related issues.
  • For this, a Joint Technical Working Group will be set up to provide inputs on the cooperation.

About Joint Rivers Commission Framework

  • Joint River Commission Framework was constituted under the Indo-Bangla Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Peace, signed in 1972.
  • It was established with a view of maintaining communication systems between 2 countries.
  • The commission is headed by Water Resources Ministers of both countries.

Teesta Water Dispute:

  • Teesta River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra (known as Jamuna in Bangladesh). It is flowing through India and Bangladesh.
  • The river rises in the eastern Himalayas.
  • It flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal to Bangladesh and enters the Bay of Bengal.
  • However, the Teesta river water sharing agreement has not been signed due to opposition from West Bengal.
  • River is a State subject.

Source: TH

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