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PM to Inaugurate Kishanganga Project in J&K Today, Pakistan Calls it a Violation of Indus Treaty

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Kishanganga Project in the Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir today. The 330 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric scheme is designed to divert water from the Kishanganga River to a power plant in the Jhelum River basin.Pakistan has expressed its concern over the project calling it a violation of the Indus Water Treaty.

    A Foreign Office (FO) statement released by Pakistan says that despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project, adding that "this intransigence on part of India clearly threatens the sanctity of the Treaty.

    " Islamabad had been raising objections over the design of the hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the IWT between the two countries, read the release.