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    ... Written by Bimal N Patel The implementation of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) has acquired new momentum owing to political, legal and economic developments in India and Pakistan. Two influential issues govern the future of this Treaty in ensuring its sustainable implementation and a role for the World Bank. First, let us see World Bank’s role. David E Lilienthal, the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority visited the Indus region on an invitation by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in August 1951. He recommended the World Bank to facilitate negotiation of the Indus Water Basin to which both countries agreed. The World Bank offered its good offices and mediation in 1952. Collective efforts on the part of India and Pakistan led to the IWT in 1960. The Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) was established the same year. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 16, 2017, 2:35 p.m.