Water for Punjab will Come from Indus River: PM

Jallandhar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised more water to the farmers of Punjab, saying it will come from the Indus river.

 “Farmers in Punjab should get more water. We have decided that Indus water, which goes to Pakistan, should be given to India,” Modi said while addressing an election rally in Jalandhar.

Notably, India and Pakistan are facing a row over decades old Indus Water Treaty (IWT). The IWT governs the course and flow of waters of rivers which run from India in to Pakistan including river Indus.

Earlier in November, the Prime Minister had made a similar statement, saying the water belongs to the Indian farmers.

“That water belongs to the Indian farmers. We will do whatever we can to give enough water to our farmers,” he had said on November 25 in Bhatinda in Punjab.

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