Indus Basin Project

The Indus Basin Project is a water control project that resulted from a treaty, Indus Waters Treaty, signed between India and Pakistan in 1960 that guaranteed that Pakistan would receive water from the Indus River independent from upstream control by India.[1]

A flooded Indus river inundates the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway.

The project consisted of the construction of two main dams, the Mangla Dam built on the Jhelum River and the Tarbela Dam constructed on the Indus River, together with their subsidiary dams.[2]


  1. ^ Tarbela Dam at Structurae. Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  2. ^ "Indus Basin Project". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2007-07-09.