Bridging river rift between India-Bangladesh

Bangladeshi prime minister has vowed to resolve dispute over sharing of Teesta waters.

India Bangladesh Teesta river water rice farm

The Teesta river runs 315km through parts of India and Bangladesh; a lifeline for millions of people that remains at the heart of a long-standing dispute between the two countries.

Bangladesh accuse its neighbour of crippling their economy and their way of life by using a dam to halt the water from flowing downstream.

Now the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has pledged to make  progress and sign a deal before the end of her term in 2014.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Nilphamari, northern Bangladesh.

Source: Al Jazeera

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