ICA announces verdicts on Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Pakistan’s favour

Eurasia News

PARIS: The International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has announced its verdict on Kishanganga hydroelectric project after nine months in favour of Pakistan.

Pakistan had objected on the design of the dam and approached the ICA arguing that the Indian government had been violating Indus Water Treaty 1960.

According to Pakistani officials, the construction of the Kishanganga project by India in Jammu and Kashmir would result in 14 percent decrease in the flow of water for Pakistan’s Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project.

The officials said that the Indian project would reduce energy generation of Pakistan’s hydroelectric project by 13 percent or 700 million units.

The gross capacity of the reservoir is 18.80 million cubic metres or 14,900 acre feet with dead storage of 8,755 acre feet.