Pakistan will love water: Shahpur Kandi project expected to be commissioned by November 2022

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu Published by: Prashant Kumar Updated Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:47 AM IS

The Shahpur Kandi project, which is being built on the border of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, is expected to be commissioned by November 2022. It will be one of the major events marking the 75th year of India’s independence. Its objective is to utilize the entire water of Ravi river in the Indian territory, which is going to benefit Kathua district in a big way. On completion of the project the less irrigated area of ​​Jammu division which is known as Kandi belt will not be known as Kandi. These things were said by the Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh.

He said that the Indus Water Treaty of 1960 was signed by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan. Under this, India was given control over the waters of the three eastern rivers Beas, Ravi and Sutlej, while Pakistan was given control over the three western rivers Indus, Chenab and Jhelum. The waters of the Ravi river of India’s part continued to flow into Pakistan. The intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked to rectify this anomaly and work on the Indus Water Treaty has started in the true sense.

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