Unfair advantage

Published: Wednesday 30 June 2004

-- Bangladesh is getting more water than it is supposed to receive under the Water Sharing Treaty with India, which was signed in 1996. This disclosure was made by the two countries' Joint River Commission (JRC).

During the first 13 circles out of the total 15 (each comprising 10 days) of the current year, Bangladesh apparently got more water. The JRC began measuring the distributed water at the Hardinge Bridge point on Ganga river at Ishwardi upazila , Pabna, on January 1 and continued till May-end.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh officials declined to comment on the matter. Significantly, in the past, Bangladesh has always blamed India for inequitable and unfair distribution of water.

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