Srinagar, May 26 (KS):- he second meeting of Task Force to ensure exercise of India’s rights under the Indus Waters Treaty took place in Srinagar on 26-05-2023.
An official told the Kashmir Scroll that the meeting, which was chaired by Shri Vikram Misri, Dy. National Security Advisor took stock of the progress made on various Hydro Power Projects in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
It was noted that progress had been made on several fronts and emphasis was laid on completing the works on all the Indus Basin Projects in a timely manner to enable better utilisation of India’s rights under the Indus Waters Treaty.
The meeting was attended, amongst others, by the Pr. Secretary Power Development Department, J&K UT and officials of the concerned executing agencies.
Officials from the relevant Government of India ministries and agencies including the Ministry of External Affairs and Commissioner (Indus) Ministry of Jal Shakti attended the meeting.
During the two-day visit Dy. NSA also called on Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble LG of
J&K UT. Dy NSA apprised the LG of ongoing efforts to monitor implementation
of Hydro Power Projects in the Indus Basin under the directions of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Hon’ble LG assured full cooperation of the UT administration in this national endeavour.
Dy. NSA also met with top military and security officials in the UT and was briefed on the prevailing situation in the valley of Kashmir.
He particularly appreciated the role of the concerned stake holders in the conduct of the G-20 working group meeting on Tourism in Srinagar on 22-24 May-2023 and congratulated them on its successful conclusion.