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    India and Bangladesh have held another round of talks to work out the formal details of an agreement on sharing the waters of the River Ganges.

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    India and Bangladesh have held another round of talks to work out the formal details of an agreement on sharing the waters of the River Ganges. This time the talks were held in Dacca, the capital of Bangladesh. The Indian delegation, headed by Mr. Jagat Mehta, arrived in Dacca on Thursday (28 July), and was greeted by Mr. B.M. Abbas, who leads the team from Bangladesh.

    SYNOPSIS: The Indian delegation had played host to the team from Bangladesh in New Delhi last May. Now they were talking in Dacca, on a subject which is vital to the economies of both countries. The Ganges water dispute centres around India's Farakka dam which controls the river's flow.

    The dam project started before the Indo-Pakistan war, and therefore before the existence of Bangladesh, in 1971. India opened the dam two years ago (May 1975) and since then, Bangladesh has complained that India has been depriving it of supplies for irrigation. The dispute has been going on for over twenty years, though Bangladesh and India have now made considerable progress on an agreement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DXR6VQMRWEGPAPIFHHM7TWFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DXR6VQMRWEGPAPIFHHM7TWFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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