India will stop its share of Indus water to Pakistan

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said the Centre was planning to build projects on three rivers flowing into the belligerent neighbour, to divert water towards Yamuna. The government has decided to stop India’s share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. The water will be diverted from eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir, and Punja. The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank to use the water available in the Indus System of Rivers located in India. The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960 by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and then President of Pakistan Ayub Khan. According to this agreement, control over the water flowing in three “eastern” rivers of India — the Beas, the Ravi and the Sutlej with the mean flow of 33 million acre-feet (MAF) — was given to India, while control over the water flowing in three “western” rivers of India — the Indus, the Chenab and the Jhelum with the mean flow of 80 MAF — was given to Pakistan.