Shahpur Kandi project:Punjab, J&K seal fresh deal
A renewed agreement between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has been sealed (सीलबंद) for the completion(समापन) of the Shahpur Kandi Dam project, work on which was halted two years ago following a dispute(विवाद). This move comes days before its annual Indus Water Commission meeting with Pakistan in Lahore later this month. The dam will help India utilize its share of waters under Indus Water Treaty(संधि).
About Shahpur Kandi dam:-
The 55.5-metre high Shahpur Kandi dam in Punjab, will help in providing irrigation(सिंचाई) facility to 5000 hectares of land in Punjab and 32173 hectares in J&K, besides generation of 206 MW power.The pact will pave the way for completion of the dam also would stop the Ravi waters from flowing into Pakistan.