Bangladesh seeks information from India on Teesta water withdrawal

Foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen
File photo

Bangladesh has sought information from India regarding digging of two more canals for diverting water from the trans-boundary Teesta river, foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen told newsmen at the ministry on Sunday.

Also Read

West Bengal government has allocated land for the project of digging two canals. The state minister for water resources on Thursday told newsmen that Bangladesh will send India a letter through joint river commission to get information of the fresh withdrawal of water.

Asked if the water resources ministry has sent the letter to India, Masud Bin Momen said, “The letter would be issued by the water resources ministry. I don’t know if the ministry has already sent it. We from the foreign ministry sought information on the matter through a note verbale to India.” 

Asked if Bangladesh expressed concern in the note verbale, the foreign secretary said the plan might have been taken long time ago (by India) but nothing has yet been done.