India, China to sign MoU on hydrological information of Brahmaputra / Yaluzangbu River

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New Delhi, Aug 8 : The Union Cabinet today gave its ex-post-facto approval for the signing of an MoU between India and China for sharing hydrological information of the Brahmaputra / Yaluzangbu River during the flood season.

The pact was signed on June 5 during the visit of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to China.

The MoU will enable India to improve flood forecasting and timely warning for mitigation measures in the downstream reaches of the Brahmaputra River.

China will provide flood season data from 2008 to 2012.

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