New Delhi: India and Bangladesh held a dialogue on flood administration and early implementation of the Teesta water pact on Tuesday (March 16).
The 2 key points have been mentioned throughout the secretary-level assembly of the water sources ministries of the 2 neighbouring nations.
The Indian delegation was led by Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Water Sources, whereas the Bangladesh aspect was led by senior Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar.
Bangladesh’s aspect reiterated their request for an early conclusion of the pact, with the Indian aspect expressing their honest dedication and continued efforts on this regard.
Water is a state concern in India and elections within the Indian state of West Bengal that borders Bangladesh maintain key to full implementation of the pact.
The elections to the West Bengal Legislative Meeting will happen in eight phases between March 27 and April 29, with the outcomes being introduced on Might 2.
The Indian excessive fee in Dhaka in a press release mentioned, “Each side recommended the shut cooperation that exists between India and Bangladesh” on points associated to rivers.
India and Bangladesh share 54 frequent rivers. Throughout the virtually day-long talks in Delhi, either side agreed to increase cooperation in mitigation of river air pollution, riverbank safety, basin administration and so on. A joint technical working group will present inputs on the matter. The subsequent Secretary level-talks can be held in Dhaka.
The talks come forward of PM Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh go to later this month. This would be the first go to of Modi in additional than a yr.