Indus Water Treaty – UPSC Prelims

Indus Water Treaty:
  • The Indus Water Treaty,1960¬†is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan.
  • According to the treaty,¬†waters of the eastern rivers – Sutlej, Beas and Ravi had been allocated to India for unrestricted use. Similarly, the western rivers – the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab were allocated to Pakistan.
  • However, India has been given the right to generate hydroelectricity through a run of the river projects on the western rivers subject to specific criteria for design and operation.
  • Further, Pakistan also has the right to raise concerns on the design of Indian hydroelectric projects on western rivers.
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