India violated Indus Water Treaty by filling Baglihar Dam in haste

November 8th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Nov 8 (ANI): Pakistans Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamaat Ali Shah has reportedly alleged that India had violated the Indus Water Treaty by filling the Baglihar Dam in less time than prescribed.

In an interview with the PTV, Shah said that India had filled the Baglihar Dam in 10 days instead of 60 to 70, causing water shortage in the Chenab River.

The water shortage had badly affected Pakistans agriculture, as farmers could not irrigate their fields in time, he said and added that Pakistan would ask India to install a telemetry system at the Chenab and provide daily data about the dam.

The government would promote the drip irrigation system across Pakistan to avoid wastage of water and get better crop yield, the Daily Times quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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