The Rivers of My Home: A take on the MoU Signing of Bangladesh and India, and what it may mean for the future of the two nations
By Twinkle Jaspal, Amity Institute of Anthropology, NOIDA.
(Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi)
On October 5, 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the countries of Bangladesh and India which was a revision and sanctioning of the water ties between the two, including the most attention-drawing decision to release 1.82 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Feni river to India for a drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town in Tripura. As part of the memorandum, India is also now allowed to monitor the ports of Bangladesh. (more…)