The Indian Cabinet has approved the MoU on the withdrawal of water from Kushiyara by India and Bangladesh
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The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Governments of the Republic of India and the Republic of Bangladesh on the withdrawal of up to 153 cusecs of water from their shared border river Kushiyara received ex-post facto approval on Wednesday from the Union Cabinet, which is presided over by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
According to a release posted by PIB Delhi on Sept 28, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 6th September, 2022 between the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of the Republic of India and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on withdrawal of upto 153 cusecs of water each by India and Bangladesh from common border River Kushiyara during dry season (1st November to 31st May) for their consumptive water requirement.
This MoU will enable Government of Assam to withdraw upto 153 cusecs of water from the common stretch of Kushiyara river during dry season (1st November to 31st May) for their consumptive water requirement.
A Joint Monitoring Team shall be set up by both the countries to monitor the withdrawal of water by each side during dry season.