Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Indus Water Treaty”:
1.It is brokered between India & Pakistan by IMF.
2.Chenab, Ravi and Beas waters were allotted to India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Explanation: IWT was signed in 1960, between India and Pakistan and brokered by the World Bank.

  • The treaty fixed and delimited the rights and obligations of both countries concerning the use of the waters of the Indus River system.
  • All the water of the eastern rivers – Sutlej, Beas, and Ravi which amounts to around 33 million acre-feet (MAF) annually — is allocated to India and is for unrestricted use.
  • And the water of western rivers – Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab which is around 135 MAF annually has been assigned mostly to Pakistan.