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Highlights:

  • PM Modi to hold talks with President Ashraf Ghani over Shehtoot Dam on Tuesday.
  • India has pledged to rebuild Afghanistan committing $80 million worth of projects.
  • Union Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jaishankar had announced the construction of the Shehtoot Dam by India, back in November 2020. 

According to sources, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is said to be discussing an agreement on the Shehtoot Dam in India Afghanistan Summit level talks with President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday. The dam is said to provide safe and clean drinking water to two million nationals of Kabul and will also be used for irrigation purposes. 

The dam will be constructed on Kabul River Basin, one of the five river basins of Afghanistan. Apart from the Shehtoot dam, India has pledged to rebuild Afghanistan committing $80 million worth of projects. In the conflict-ridden country, nearly 150 projects have been announced by India. 

Union Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jaishankar had announced the construction of the Shehtoot Dam by India on the River Kabul and that the Government of both Nations had agreed to the same, during the Geneva Donors Conference, back in November 2020. 

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