Perspective: Indus Water Treaty | 27 January, 2023

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘Indus Water Treaty’. India has informed Pakistan of its intention to amend the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960, which sets out a mechanism for management of cross-border rivers. According to reports India was forced to issue the notice as Pakistan’s actions had “adversely impinged” on the provisions of the treaty and their implementation. The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in September 1960 after nine years of negotiations between India and Pakistan and was brokered by the World Bank, which too is a signatory. Under the provisions of this treaty India got about 3.3 crore of 16.8 crore acre-feet of water in the Indus system. At current usage, India utilises a little over 90% of its quota of Indus waters. So what is the current situation, what does India’s notice signify and what is the road ahead on this?

Anchor:- Vishal Dahiya

Producer:- Sagheer Ahmad

Guest Coordinator:- Anshuman, Vishwa Pratap Singh

1. Dr. Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, GoI

2. Dilip Sinha, Former Ambassador

3. Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation

Follow us on:

Subscribe to Sansad TV YouTube Channel:

Visit Sansad TV website: