Shrinking Teesta wreaks havoc on life in North

Withdrawal of upstream water by India drastically reduces flow in last 25 years severely affecting people in the region
The withdrawal of Teesta waters by India continues to play havoc with the lives of the people in Bangladesh’s northern region.
During the dry season, the flow of water in the river’s downstream dwindles to 1,000 cusecs from around 5,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second), say sources at the Water Development Board’s hydrology department.
It has been like this for the last 25 years for Gazoldoba barrage and some other dams built by India in the upper

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