India decides to build three projects including two Dams on Indus River to stop waterflow to Pakistan

India decides to build three projects including two Dams on Indus River to stop waterflow to Pakistan
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NEW DELHI - India has decided to fast-track three projects, including construction of two dams, to arrest the Indus Waters, government officials said.

The three projects include the Shahpur Kandi dam project, a second Sutlej-Beas link in Punjab and the Ujh Dam project in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

"These (three) projects were stuck in red tape and inter-state disputes. But it has been decided to expedite the execution of these projects," one of them added.Under the Indus Waters Treaty, waters flowing in three of Indus tributaries -- the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi -- have been allotted to India; while the Chenab, Jhelum and Indus waters have been allotted to Pakistan.

Of the total 168 million acre-feet, India's share of water from the three allotted rivers is 33 million acre-feet, which constitutes nearly 20 per cent."India uses nearly 93-94 per cent of its share under the Indus Waters Treaty.

The rest of the water remains unutilised and goes to Pakistan," an official added.The Ujh dam is a proposed hydroelectricity and irrigation multipurpose project in the Kathua district of Jammu over the Ravi river with a capacity to generate 196 MW of electricity."

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