'Three dams to be built to stop India's share of waters from flowing to Pakistan'

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2018 02:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Three dams will be constructed in Uttarakhand to stop the unutilised waters of India's three rivers, mentioned in Indus water treaty, from flowing to Pakistan, Union Minister for Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

"Water from our (share of) rivers was going into Pakistan. We are making detailed project reports to stop that from happening and water will be given to Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana," Gadkari said while addressing the concluding session of Agri Leadership Summit-2018 in Rohtak, Haryana.

While addressing the summit, he also said the central government would fulfil its promise of providing farmers of the country with one-and-a-half times the cost of production of crops as MSP. (ANI)