Kushiyara River

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  • September 9, 2022
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In News: India and Bangladesh signed an interim water sharing agreement for the Kushiyara river, the first such pact between them in over 25 years.

  • The two sides also decided to start negotiations on a comprehensive trade pact and strengthen cooperation against terrorism and radicalism.
  • Besides the agreement on the Kushiyara water-sharing, the two sides signed pacts on railways, space, IT and media.

What is the interim agreement on Kushiyara water sharing?

  • There were 54 rivers that pass through the Indo-Bangladesh border
  • India and Bangladesh had signed the Ganga water treaty in 1996 for sharing waters of Ganga for a period of 30 years.
  • Bangladesh has sought the early conclusion of the Teesta water sharing agreement, which has been hanging since 2011 due to opposition from West Bengal.
  • The current agreement will benefit southern parts of Assam state in India and the Sylhet region in Bangladesh.

Kushiyara river

  • Kushiyara River is a distributary river in Bangladesh and Assam.
  • It forms on the India-Bangladesh border as a branch of the Barak River when the Barak separates into the Kushiyara and Surma.
  • The waters of the Kushiyara originate in the state of Nagaland and pick up tributaries from Manipur, Mizoram and Assam.

Must Read: India-Bangaldesh Realtionship

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Gandikota canyon of South India was created by which one of the following rivers? (2022)

  1. Cauvery
  2. Manjira
  3. Pennar
  4. Tungabhadra

Q.2) Consider the following pairs: (2022)

Reservoirs States

  1. Ghataprabha — Telangana
  2. Gandhi Sagar — Madhya Pradesh
  3. Indira Sagar — Andhra Pradesh
  4. Maithon — Chhattisgarh

How many pairs given above are not correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairsg

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