‘Bangladesh asks for more flood data from India on Ganga, Brahmaputra, Barak’

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According to a statement issued by the Jal Shakti ministry, India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers, of which seven were identified earlier for developing a framework of water-sharing agreements on priority

New Delhi: Bangladesh has requested flood information from additional upstream stations on the Ganga, Brahmaputra, Barak and different waterways for precise and expanded lead time flood figure in the nation yet India has kept up with that adequate information for flood estimating is being given to Dhaka, sources said.

From this season onwards, India has broadened the time of flood information transmission to Bangladesh up to October 31 to take special care of any unforseen circumstance, the sources said.

The matter was as of late examined at a gathering of the Joint Waterway Commission held with Bangladesh. The 38th gathering of the clerical level Joint Streams Commission of India and Bangladesh was held in New Delhi on Thursday.

The Indian appointment was driven by Jal Shakti Priest Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The Bangladeshi appointment was driven by Zaheed Farooque, State Priest for Water Assets.

Enamul Hoque Shameem, Representative Priest for Water Assets, was likewise important for the Bangladeshi designation.

Bangladesh has requested flood information from additional upstream stations on the Ganga, Brahmaputra, Barak and different waterways for exact and expanded lead time flood gauge in the nation however India has kept up with that adequate information for flood estimating is being given to the adjoining country, they said.

The sources additionally said India has expanded the time of flood information transmission up to October 31, which was prior up to October 15.

At the gathering, it was likewise concluded that a standard working strategy or convention for flood information sharing will be ready by the specialized board of trustees and till such time, the current instrument will keep on working.

The gathering expects importance as it was held following a hole of 12 years, however the specialized connections under the structure of the JRC have gone on in the mediating period. The gathering was gone before by water assets secretary-level collaborations on Tuesday.

As per an assertion gave by the Jal Shakti service, India and Bangladesh share 54 streams, of which seven were recognized before for fostering a structure of water-sharing settlements on need.

During the gathering, it was consented to extend this area of progressing participation by including eight additional streams for information trade. The matter will be additionally examined at the specialized level panel of the JRC.

India is giving a five-day warning estimate in view of the IMD precipitation gauge that is accessible in the public space, which can be utilized by Bangladesh.

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