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Table 5.

Estimates of water demand in upstream and downstream nations.

CategoryWater demand in entire Teesta basin (m3/s)
Virgin flow:1973–1985 (m3/s)
Post-project water flow in Bangladesh:1996–2009 (m3/s)
Agri. water demand in IndiaWDH in IndiaAgri. water demand in BangladeshTotal demandDry seasonWet seasonLean seasonDry seasonWet seasonLean season
Command area 1,637 237 1,011 2,885 198 1,472 793 95 1,136 514 
Irrigable area 1,243 728 2,208 
Under irrigation 728 150 1,115 
CategoryWater demand in entire Teesta basin (m3/s)
Virgin flow:1973–1985 (m3/s)
Post-project water flow in Bangladesh:1996–2009 (m3/s)
Agri. water demand in IndiaWDH in IndiaAgri. water demand in BangladeshTotal demandDry seasonWet seasonLean seasonDry seasonWet seasonLean season
Command area 1,637 237 1,011 2,885 198 1,472 793 95 1,136 514 
Irrigable area 1,243 728 2,208 
Under irrigation 728 150 1,115 

Note: WDH indicates water demand of hydropower.

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