KBC 2021: In February 2021, with which country did India sign an MoU for the construction of the Lalander (Shahtoot) Dam?

A. Pakistan

B. Bangladesh

C. Myanmar

D. Afghanistan

Answer: D. Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU over video-teleconferencing (VTC), for the construction of the Shahtoot Dam (Lalander Dam) on a tributary of the Kabul river in Afghanistan. The roughly $300 million initiative is part of India's and Afghanistan's New Development Partnership. The Lalander [Shatoot] Dam would supply clean drinking water to Kabul City, irrigation water to neighbouring regions, rebuild the current irrigation and drainage network, help with flood prevention and management activities in the area, and generate power.

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