DiplomaticCorrespondent: Dhaka has asked New Delhi through a note verbale (one kind diplomatic communication) about digging two new canals in West Bengal to withdraw Teesta water.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen told this to the reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
When asked whether any letter has been sent to India from the Ministry of Water Resources regarding the digging of the canal. In response, Masud Bin Momen said, the letter will be written from the Ministry of Water Resources. We have sought information from the Ministry of External Affairs through note verbale. Whether they sent the letter or not, I don’t know. We asked for note verbale. When asked whether concerns have been expressed by Dhaka in the note verbale or not. The foreign secretary said this may be their plan from a long time ago. However, nothing happened (set up) yet.
Mentionable, recently there have been reports on Indian media that the Irrigation Department of the West Bengal Government will dig two more canals under the Teesta Barrage Project to divert water for agriculture. This initiative will help bring agricultural farms under irrigation in Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts of India.
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