Will stop our share of water to Pak: Nitin Gadkari
Feb. 21, 2019, 7:14 p.m.
New Delhi, Feb 21: A week after Pulwama attack Union minister Nitin Gadkari says Our Govt, has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
Gadkari says, Construction of dam has started at Shahpur-Kandi on Ravi river. UJH project will store our share of water for use in J&K & balance water will flow from 2nd Ravi-BEAS Link to provide water to other basin states. Above projects are declared as National projects.
Both the countries hold the right to use water flowing in three rivers each under the Indus Waters Treaty signed in 1960. But India has not utilised river waters it is permitted to use under the agreement, he said