Government of India has been in discussion with the Government of Bangladesh to have an Agreement on sharing of common rivers including Teesta river on equitable and fair basis. During the visit of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to Dhaka, Bangladesh in June 2015, as part of the Joint Declaration between the two countries, the Indian side had conveyed that deliberations are underway involving all stakeholders with regard to conclusion of the Interim Agreement on sharing of waters of Teesta River.
The endeavour of the Union Government is to arrive at an agreement on Teesta on a fair and equitable basis which is acceptable to all the parties concerned and which protects the interest of all stake holders.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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