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Bangladesh PM’s India Trip Leaves Farmers Thirsty for Water Deal

Via NikkeiAsia, a report on issues between India and Bangladesh over use of the Teesta River: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India this week has left farmers and experts back home frustrated over a lack of progress on a deal to share precious water from a Himalayan river. Hasina, visiting for the first […]

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China Open To Role In Bangladesh River Project Under India’s Nose

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on?China openness to playing a role in Bangladesh’s Teesta River project: A billion-dollar project to restore and manage a crucial river in Bangladesh is back on the table, with China showing a willingness to fund the endeavor, though even the Chinese ambassador has hinted at potential concerns over how regional […]

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?Water Lords? Extort Drought-Stricken Farmers in Bangladesh

Via Third Pole, a look at how tubewell owners control the lives of millions of marginal farmers in Bangladesh?s northwestern districts with devastating impact on people across the Barind Tract: In late August 2022, Fulu Mia was confronted with a stark choice: whether to spend the little money he had on treating his wife?s medical […]

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The Parched Tiger: India, High Water, and Its Discontents

Via JSTOR Daily, commentary on whether?India?s hydro-hegemony on water from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region may help avoid war over this limited resource: The Tibetan Plateau has been described as the ?roof of the world.? Surrounded by high mountains, including the Himalayan range, it?s the highest and largest plateau on the planet. It?s also one […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Chinese Moves Complicate India-Bangladesh Dispute Over Teesta

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at?Dhaka’s water dilemma; while a deal with India on the Teesta River remains elusive, Beijing wants it to make up its mind on a Chinese project on the river: In the second week of October, a month after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned from New Delhi without a […]

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The Parched Tiger: Should India And Bangladesh Find An Alternative To Teesta Water Sharing Deal?

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on water tensions between India and Bangladesh: The recent visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India once again highlighted the continuous deepening of bilateral relations. In the last one decade or so both countries have not only been able to solve a number of long-pending disputes but also made […]

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