New Delhi: Union Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the Center is planning to divert the share of India’s water flowing to Pakistan without breaking the Indus Water Treaty between the two countries signed in 1960.
The minister said that these waters could be used by the people for farming and by industries.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that India is giving large part of its share of water to Pakistan and the center is conducting hydrological and techno feasibility studies.
Nitin Gadkari had said in May that India will stop the waters of the Eastern rivers flowing to Pakistan if the country continues with cross border terrorism.
According to the treaty India controls six rivers flowing to Pakistan and utilizes its water. The rivers are Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej. Pakistan receives water from these rivers after India’s consumption. India is mulling now to stop that flow of water too to Pakistan.