PM Of Bangladesh Says India Should Show More Generosity In Water Sharing Issue

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s three-day visit to India begins on Monday. Before coming to India, Sheikh Hasina described India as a trusted partner but at the same time said that the dispute between the two countries on the Teesta water sharing should also be resolved. If Sheikh Hasina is to be believed, then India should show a little more kindness in this matter. Sheikh Hasina had earlier visited India in October 2019. She will also meet President Draupadi Murmu in India. Along with this, she will discuss many bilateral issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

what sheikh hasina said
Talking to news agency ANI, Sheikh Hasina said, ‘We are on the bottom side and water comes from India. In such a situation, India should show a little more mercy. Both the countries should get the benefit of this, something like this should happen. Sometimes our people have to suffer a lot because of this, especially because of the Teesta river. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to resolve this issue but the problem is with India. He said that not only the Ganges but there are 54 such rivers due to which there is a dispute between the two countries and they should be resolved at the earliest.

where is teesta river
The Teesta River is 414 km long and originates in the Pauhunri Mountains of the Eastern Himalayas. This river drains into the Bay of Bengal through Sikkim and West Bengal in India. In India, it covers an area of ​​4,840 square meters. This river passes through Kalimpong and Darjeeling, through Mangan, Gangtok and Paikyong districts, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Rangpo, Mekhaliganj and joins the Brahmaputra river in Phulchahari Upazila of Bangladesh. This river travels 305 km in India and rest in Bangladesh. The Teesta is the longest river in Sikkim and the second largest river in West Bengal after the Ganges. When an officer of the Indian Army saved the life of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in the 1971 war
There has been a dispute between India and Bangladesh over the water resources of Teesta for the last 35 years. Even after several bilateral agreements and several rounds of talks, no result has been achieved. There have been several talks since 1983. A temporary solution was found in 1983. Under this, Bangladesh will get 36 percent of the river water, India will get 39 percent while the rest of the water has not gone to anyone.

agreement between the two countries
In 1996, India and Bangladesh signed the Ganga Water Treaty. The purpose of this agreement was to stop the tension caused by water. At that time this treaty was signed between the Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda and Sheikh Hasina. The duration of this agreement between the two countries is 30 years. Farakka Barrage, which was specially associated with this settlement in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The flow of water in this dam is very less from January to May.

The purpose of this agreement was to ensure the flow of water in this dam. Under the treaty that was signed between the two countries, if the water increases by 75,000 cusecs, then India has the right to take 40,000 cusecs of water. But if the dam has less than 70,000 cusecs of water, then the flow will be shared between the two countries. At the same time, if the flow remains in the range of 70,000 to 75,000 cusecs, then 35,000 cusecs of water will be given to Bangladesh.

Protocol team reached before PM Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina’s arrival in Ajmer, told the full plan to the officials
Ganga essential for Bangladesh
Many people in Bangladesh are against this agreement from the beginning. Many experts there believe that this agreement is completely in favor of India. In the year 2017, when Sheikh Hasina came on her another visit to India, she mentioned this agreement in a press conference. Hasina said that whatever agreements have been made with India, they are in favor of her country.

These two big rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra fall into the Bay of Bengal. Like India, these two rivers are called life lines in Bangladesh. The small rivers that have emerged from these rivers are considered essential for all industries. There are about 400 rivers in Bangladesh and according to experts, the country’s rural economy is dependent on rivers.

Like India, Bangladesh is also heavily dependent on agricultural production. At the same time, there are 54 rivers which are with neighboring country India. Out of this, only one river is such whose current rises upwards while 53 rivers flow from India in the south direction. Ganga is considered an important source of water for Bangladesh.

The article is in Hindi

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