Q. With reference the Indus Water Treaty Consider the following statements:
1.The treaty allocated the three western rivers of the Indus River System to Pakistan for unrestricted usage.
2.The treaty allows India to build run of the river hydropower projects on the western rivers allocated to Pakistan.
3.Both countries can approach the United Nations in case of issue arising out of the treaty.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: the Indus Water Treaty of 1960 allocated the three western rivers (Indus, Jhelum and Chenab) of the Indus River System to Pakistan for unrestricted usage.

Statement 2: The treaty allows India to build run of the river (non-storage of water) hydropower projects on the western rivers allocated to Pakistan.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The treaty provides for three step dispute resolution mechanism – a) Permanent Commission, b) World Bank, c) Court of Arbitration.

Source: The Times of India