Inter-Ministerial task force on Indus Water Treaty meets in New Delhi

The first meeting inter-ministerial task force set up by government to look into strategic aspects of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s principal secretary Nripendra Mishra. It discussed issues of fast-tracking implementation of hydroelectricity projects of 8500 MW-capacity in Jammu and Kashmir. These projects also include Tulbul Navigation intended at developing India’s rights over (Beas, Ravi and Sutlej) and Western rivers (Indus, Chenab and Jhelum) on which Pakistan has rights.