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India to build two more dams on upstream

DN-damBangladesh is a land of rivers and fifty four of its common fifty seven rivers are with India. These rivers have entered in Bangladesh and so important for irrigation and water transportation.

India started one-sided water diversion with Farakka and later built some more dams in other rivers. Tipaimukh is the latest project for building dams on upstream.

India was always reluctant to follow international laws for water sharing and kept Bangladesh in dark about their projects.

India Bangladesh joint river commission has been trying to resolve this issue. It is reported that India is planning to build two more dams to produce hydroelectricity on the upstream of Shari and Umiyam river.

Bangladesh government has officially expressed its concern to the Indian government. Indian government is yet to reply it.

Presently only one treaty is effective to share Ganga’s water. Farakka dam on Ganga destroyed the environment and ecosystem of the northern part of Bangladesh.


 

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a masters degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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