NEW DELHI: Better coordination with partner states and close monitoring by the Bhakra Beas Management Board saved 0.674 million acre-feet of India’s share of Indus water which would otherwise have flown to Pakistan, Water Resources Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

The water saved will now be used during the summer season when the supply is scarce, they said.

Explaining the initiative, the sources said the Board decided to release less amount of water than what was demanded by the riparian states, expecting that the shortfall would be met by smaller streams and canals downstream.

The supply from the streams and the canals were previously not factored in.