Country gets due share of Ganges water from Jan 1 to Apr 20

Staff Correspondent

22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has received a justified share of water of the Ganges from January 1 to April 20 this year.

According to the official data of the Joint River Commission (JRC), Bangladesh got 53,957 cusecs of water during January 1 to 10, 44,508 during January 11-20, 47,136 during January 21-31, 43,607 during February 1 to 10, 35,000 during February 11-20, 33,647 cusecs during February 21-28, 31,201 cusecs during March 1-10, 35,000 cusecs during March 11-20, 23,544 during March 21-31, 35,000 cusecs during April 1-10 and 21,045 cusecs during April 11-20.

Country gets the due share in the lean period according to the schedule of the treaty, said a JRC press statement released on Wednesday.

The flow of water at the Hardinge Bridge point in the mighty river Padma was 69,114 cusecs during January 1-10, 55,224 cusecs during January 11-20, 52,500 cusecs during January 21-31, 50,873 cusecs during February 1 to 10, 41,318 during February 11-20, 39,101 cusecs during February 21-28, 36,978 cusecs during March 1-10, 36,393 cusecs during March 11-20, 31,102 during March 21-31, 33,582 cusecs during April 1-10 and 30,178 cusecs during April 11-20.

The Ganges water-sharing agreement was signed between Bangladesh and India in 1996 to get a fair share of water of Padma River during the dry season.


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