Irsa body fails to reach consensus

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ISLAMABAD - A technical committee of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) mandated with a task to determine the provincial quotas by setting the division of water for Kharif crop failed to reach on consensus as the matter has been sent to IRSA advisory, sources said on Monday. The sources also said that meeting of a technical committee of IRSA held on Monday under Chief Engineer IRSA Yasmin Ahsan to determine the availability of water, provincial quotas and water losses which however could not be determined due to differences on water losses appeared between Punjab and Sindh provinces. The committee has estimated 11 crore acre feet of total flow of water during Kharif season from April to September, the sources added.

During the course of this important meeting the body was informed that Mangla and Terbela dams would be completely filled during August of this year. And, the Mangla dam after getting NOC from Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) would be first time filled up to one thousand and 242 acre feet. Sources also told that a final decision regarding provincial quota and water losses for Kharif season would be taken on March 29 by an advisory committee of the IRSA.

Courtesy: The Nation

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