The Government has decided to stop the share of river waters which flow into Pakistan. In a series of tweets, Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari said, Government of India will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to the people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
According to the Indus Waters Treaty, subject to certain conditions, India has the right to use water flowing in eastern rivers, namely, the Beas, the Ravi and the Sutlej while Pakistan controls the right to use water in western rivers, namely, the Indus, the Jhelum and the Chenab.
Mr Gadkari also said, the construction of dam has started at Shahpur-Kandi on the Ravi river and the Ujh project will store India’s share of water for use in Jammu and Kashmir and the balance water will flow from second Ravi-Beas Link to provide water to other basin states. He said, all these projects have been declared as National projects.