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Construction : Web Exclusive | December 2013 | Source : Construction Update

India gets green signal for Kishanganga dam

India has been allowed by the International Court of Arbitration to construct the Kishanganga dam in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has raised its objections over the project. The court delivered its final award on December 20 after India requested clarification of an order issued by it in February. The court upheld India's main contention, in its partial award in February, that it has the right to divert waters of western rivers, in a non-consumptive manner, for optimal generation of power. The western rivers are allocated to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960. The 'final award' specifies that 9 cumecs of natural flow of water must be maintained in Kishenganga river at all times to maintain the environment downstream, said a statement from the Indian High Commission.
 
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