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Q. With reference to the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Plant which of the following statements are correct?

  1. It is built on the  river Kishanganga which is a tributary of Jhelum river.
  2. Pakistan had challenged the project under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960.
  3. The International Court of Arbitration at The Hague rejected India's right to proceed with the Kishanganga project in 2013.

Select the correct answer using the code below:



  1. 1 and 2 only

  2. 2 and 3 only

  3. 1 and 3 only

  4. 1, 2 and 3

     


Solution

The correct option is A
1 and 2 only

Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Plant is built on Kishanganga river (also called Neelum in Pakistan) which is a tributary of Jhelum river.

Statement 2 is correct: Pakistan had challenged the project under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960.

Statement 3 is incorrect: The International Court of Arbitration at The Hague upheld India's right to proceed with the Kishanganga project. in 2013. The court rejected all three objections raised by Pakistan. It also concluded that the treaty and the customary international law required India to ensure a minimum environmental flow along the Kishanganga/Neelum riverbed.

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