Monday, May 31, 2010

India, Pak hold talks on river water sharing

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) India and Pakistan today discussed issues of river water sharing and exchange of data including that related to flood warning here.The three-day talks between the Indus Commissioners would also focus on finalising the annual report and work out the programme for the next year as per the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.Source said before the talks began, Pakistani team expressed its desire to visit the 240 MW Uri II project and the 44 MW Chutak hydel project on Suru, a tributary of the Indus in Kargil district.Pakistan claims that the construction of the Chutak project would block 35,000-feet per acre water.On Uri II, Pakistan claims that under the Indus Treaty, it was given a certain time period to respond to the designs of the projects, but India had started construction work before the deadline for Islamabad's response.


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