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Govt to form commission on Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins

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13th June, 2019 06:10:01 printer

Govt to form commission on Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins

The government has taken a plan to form a commission on Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basins to manage water resources in trans-boundary rivers and get equity share of water from these rivers.

“…we have undertaken a plan to form an organisation on Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins, such as River Basin Organisation or River Basin Commission,” Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while placing the budget for fiscal 2019-20 in the Parliament on Thursday.

In his budget speech, he said the commission is expected to be formed under the Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development signed between Bangladesh and India in 2011 for water resource management and development of cross-border rivers through sub-regional cooperation.


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