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Despite objections from Pakistan, India to go ahead with Ratle hydropower project

India has decided to go ahead with the 850 MW Ratle hydropower project despite objections by Pakistan, Times Now reported.

The Ratle dam, which is currently under construction on the Chenab River, violates the Indus Water Treaty according to Pakistan,. However, India on the other hand, maintains the Ratle project is a run-of-the-river hydroelectricity project and not in violation of the treaty.

According to the report, the decision to send the power ministry and state government officials to Ratle was taken at a meeting chaired by top officials of the Prime Minister’s office on 30 October 30. It adds that the meeting was related to the Indus basin projects and apart from Ratle, two other projects were also discussed.

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