India, Bangladesh discuss Teesta River water sharing

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New Delhi, Mar. 18 (ANI): Water Ministry officials of India and Bangladesh on Thursday held discussions on the sharing of the Teesta river water, ahead of a ministerial-level Joint River Commission meeting.

India's Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal met his Bangladeshi counterpart Ramesh Chandra Sen. The commission last met in 2005.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser Mashi-ur- Rahman and the country's Foreign Secretary Mijar-ul-Quayes assisted Mr.Sen at the discussions with the Indian delegation.

Indian Water Resources Secretary U.N. Panjiyar said: "At present, Bangladesh receives almost all the water as it is not being used by India but after the ongoing construction of a barrage on the eesta river is completed, some water will be utilised by us as well." (ANI)

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