- India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996.
- The two countries have also agreed to prepare a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for eight rivers including Feni, Gumti and Teesta.
- The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin is the second largest hydraulic region in the world and one of the most densely populated regions.
- Within this basin,fifty-four rivers cross the border between upstream India and downstream Bangladesh.
- The Ganges water sharing Treaty between India and Bangladesh is an agreement signed in 1996 to share surface waters at the Farakka Barrage near their mutual border.
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