New Delhi invites Dhaka’s stake in dams on common rivers

Bangladesh interested in 15 hydel projects in India, including Tipaimukh, Teesta-III

In contrast to China’s unilateral move to construct dams on the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra, India has taken a different route with respect to dams on rivers it shares with Bangladesh.

India and Bangladesh have identified several projects including the controversial Tipaimukh hydel project in which Dhaka could have equity participation. Over time, some portion of the electricity generated by projects on common rivers could accrue to Bangladesh, said official sources.

“We have identified the projects and Bangladesh can come and participate in them, including the Tipaimukh project. They had raised some queries to which we replied. We are waiting to hear from them,” added the sources.

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Source: The Hindu

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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