What is the News?
India and Afghanistan have signed an agreement to build the Shahtoot Dam in the Afghan capital.
- It is a proposed dam in the Kabul river basin. It is one of the five river basins in Afghanistan.
- The dam will provide drinking, irrigation, and Environmental water for Kabul province.
- It will also provide water for irrigation to nearby areas, rehabilitate the existing irrigation and drainage network. Moreover, it will help in flood protection and management efforts.
- Significance: This is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan, after the India – Afghanistan Friendship Dam [Salma Dam] which was inaugurated in 2016.