Water Treaty/Agreement


 Government of India has signed water treaties/ agreement with our neighbouring countries in the past for mutual benefits in the field of water resources. Indus Waters Treaty was signed in the year 1960 with Pakistan concerning the use of waters of the Indus system of rivers. The Treaty extends to main rivers of Indus basin i.e. Sutlej, Beas, Ravi (Eastern rivers) and Jhelum, Chenab and Indus (Western rivers) including their tributaries and sub tributaries and other water bodies. All the waters of the Eastern Rivers were allocated to India for her unrestricted use while India is under obligation to let flow all the waters of the Western Rivers, except for the domestic, non-consumptive and other uses permitted in the Treaty.


A Treaty has been signed with Nepal in the year 1996, viz. Mahakali Treaty concerning Integrated Development of the Mahakali River (known as river ‘Sarda’ in India), including Sarda Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage and Pancheshwar Project. In addition, Kosi Agreement, 1954 (amended in December, 1966) and Gandak Agreement, 1959 (amended in April, 1964) were signed with Nepal for construction of Kosi Project and Gandak Project respectively.


Ganga / Ganges Waters sharing Treaty was signed with Bangladesh in the year 1996 for sharing of Ganga/Ganges waters at Farakka. As per the Treaty, the Ganga/Ganges waters is being shared at Farakka (which is the last control structure on river Ganga in India) during lean period, from 1st January to 31st May every year, on 10-day period basis as per the formula provided in the Treaty. 


No proposal is pending with the Government to have such water treaty/agreements with the neighbouring countries in the coming days.


This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written      reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Canada – Treaty One Nation, the Government of Canada and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba to mark the 150th anniversary of the making of Treaty No. 1 in 1871 this Tuesday, August 3rd at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Treaty One Nation, the Government of Canada and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba to mark the 150th anniversary of the making of Treaty No. 1 in 1871 this Tuesday, August 3rd at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.

July 30, 2021                                    Treaty One Territory                        Parks Canada

Representatives from the Treaty One Nation, the Government of Canada, and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba will gather at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site to commemorate the anniversary of the making of Treaty No. 1.

The commemoration will begin with an Honour Ride into the Lower Fort Garry site led by Indigenous horse riders, followed by a flag-raising, remarks from invited dignitaries and a presentation of newly minted Treaty Medals to each Treaty One First Nation by the Commissioner for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.

Treaty One Nation will reveal a Time Capsule project as part of the event, and there will also be a beautifully painted mural on display depicting various themes related to the making of Treaty No. 1.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:              August 3rd, 2021

Time:             8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Location:      Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

                       5925 Provincial Trunk Hwy 9, St Andrews MB

The event will also be streamed online. Registration for the free livestream event can be completed here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/159893576993.

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Blair Strong

Communications Coordinator

Treaty One Nation

204-770-0273

bstrong@treaty1.ca

Jodi Duhard

Public Relations and Communications Officer     

Parks Canada

431-996-6758

jodi.duhard@canada.ca

Jim Compton

Communications

Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

204-782-5191

communications@trcm.ca