Water resources secretaries of India and Bangladesh in a meeting in New Delhi

India and Bangladesh have agreed to expand their cooperation across the entire gamut of water resources issues.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the water resource secretaries of both countries under the framework of the Joint Rivers Commission on Tuesday at New Delhi.

Both the countries agreed on the framework for sharing of river waters, mitigation of pollution, river bank protection, flood management, basin management etc.

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A joint technical working group will provide inputs on the matter.

While the Indian delegation was led by Pankaj Kumar, secretary (water resources), the Bangladesh delegation was led by Kabir Bin Anwar, senior secretary of the country’s ministry of water resources.

India and Bangladesh share 54 common rivers which directly impact the livelihood of their people.

The next meeting on the issue will take place at Dhaka in Bangladesh.


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