The truth behind the news about Water flowing to Pakistan stopped by India.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, India, clarified the tweet made by him yesterday (Feb 20, 2019) in regards to the Pulwama terror attack. He stated that the policy to maximise the utilization of water from the three Western Rivers (the Indus, the Jhelum and Chenab) was first put forth in 2016, given the sour ties between India and Pakistan.
Following with their retaliation to the dastardly attack on India’s CRPF jawans in Pulwama, the Indian government has decided to increase the water usage within India and divert more water to Punjab and J&K. The move is another stern and strong step taken by the Indian government in completely isolating Pakistan and severing off all ties.
Water flowing to Pakistan stopped by India – The truth
“Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Sri Narendra Modi Ji, 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 Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement by the Indian Government read on Twitter.
Under the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, out of the total six rivers flowing in India, the waters of the Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej was given to India while the waters of the western rivers the Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab was given to Pakistan.
India’s share of water from Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers came to 33 MAF. With the construction of dams on these rivers, around 95% of the water is being used within India and around 5% water remaining unused water flows to Pakistan. The recent announcement by the country means that India will now start utilizing full water of these rivers for which construction of more dams has already started.
“Three of our rivers have been flowing into Pakistan. So water which we rightfully owned was going into Pakistan. Now we are planning to create a project and divert the waters of these three rivers to the Yamuna. So you can understand that there will be enough water in the Yamuna,” a minister of the government said while addressing a rally in Bhagpat in Uttar Pradesh.
The compelling move by the government has been welcomed triumphantly across the country with everyone lauding the step taken. India has already withdrawn the Most Favoured Nation status awarded to Pakistan and hiked the customs duty on goods imported from Pakistan to 200%. Along with it all goods and supplies being sent to Pakistan have been brought to a halt with India stamping their authority.
It’s one of the many steps being taken by India and with many more to follow in coming times, the government is now even more rightfully implementing a zero-tolerance policy on peace disrupting activities and people, and working towards ensuring that ‘the country comes first’.