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Lalandar "Shatoot" Dam in Afghanistan

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    World Affairs
  • Published
    10th Feb, 2021

Context

Recently, an agreement has been signed for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan. The project is a part of the New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan.

Lalander [Shatoot] Dam

  • This dam is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan.
  • The first was Friendship Dam [Salma Dam], which was inaugurated in June 2016.

Significance

  • The Lalander [Shatoot] Dam would meet-
  • the safe drinking water needs of Kabul City
  • provide irrigation water to nearby areas
  • rehabilitate the existing irrigation and drainage network
  • aid in flood protection and management efforts in the area
  • provide electricity to the region
  • The signing of the MoU on Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam is a reflection of India’s strong and long-term commitment towards the socio-economic development of Afghanistan and the enduring partnership between our two countries.