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MoU signed for the construction of the Lalandar Dam

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  • February 11, 2021
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MoU signed for the construction of the Lalandar Dam

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations

In news

  • MoU was signed for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam between India and Afghanistan recently. 

Key takeaways 

  • The project is a part of the New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan.
  • Benefits: (1) Meet the safe drinking water needs of Kabul City; (2) Provide irrigation water to nearby areas; (3) Rehabilitate the existing irrigation and drainage network; (4) Aid in flood protection and management efforts in the area; (5) Provide electricity to the region.

Do you know? 

  • This is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan, after the India- Afghanistan Friendship Dam [Salma Dam], which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister and the President in June 2016.

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