Water pact

Published: Tuesday 30 June 1992

INDIA and Bangladesh have arrived at an agreement to prepare a comprehensive and permanent sharing of the Ganga-Brahmaputra waters. This agreement was reached in New Delhi between visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia and her Indian counterpart, P V Narasimha Rao. The pact also refers to using waters from the eastern rivers, including the Brahmaputra, a sore point so far for both the countries. Most water-sharing solutions between the two countries so far have been interim.

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