Top officials of the water resources ministries of Bangladesh and India are all set to meet in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss issues related to river water-sharing and flood forecast.
According to sources, water sharing of Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dudhkumar and Dharla rivers will be discussed at the meeting, NDTV reported.
The Bangladesh delegation will be headed by Senior Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar and the Indian side will be headed by Pankaj Kumar, secretary in the Jal Shakti Ministry.
Discussions are also expected to take place on withdrawing water from Feni river for the Sabroom town in Tripura, they added.
Further, talks are also expected on a possible Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for drawing water from the Surma river.
The meeting comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month.
India and Bangladesh have a robust mechanism in place to address water issues at different levels. An Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) is functioning since 1972. It was established with a view to maintain liaison in order to ensure the most effective joint effort in maximising the benefits from common river systems. This also enables meetings at the ministerial, secretary and at technical experts level.