West Bengal’s decision to divert more water from the river is extremely damaging to Bangladesh
West Bengal moves to divert more water from the river
Bangladesh needs to find a realistic solution to a persistent problem
When almost all the 26 small rivers in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have already been dried up, the two major rivers--Teesta and Dharla -- have turned into narrow channels due to lack of water flow from the upstream, creating hindrance to the livelihood of thousands of people living in different shoal areas of the two districts.
The next stage of Bangladesh-India relations should involve long-term, innovative projects.
Bangladesh's northern and central regions are expected to face brief flooding, as water levels in the Jamuna and Teesta rivers are rising steadily.
Following failure to sign agreements on the Teesta and Feni rivers, Dhaka and Delhi are now stepping towards a new deal on six small rivers and optimum use of the Ganges water treaty.
Villages in the northern districts of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have been hit hard by flood as the water of Dharla and Teesta rivers are flowing above the danger mark.