Jan 13, 2019- India has agreed to construct an embankment along Nepal’s West Rapti, Banganga and Khando rivers. The agreement was reached during the eighth meeting of the Nepal-India secretary-level Joint Commission on Water Resources (JCWR) on Friday. The meeting also agreed on half a dozen other projects.

Constructing a link canal between Tanakpur dam and Mahakali Irrigation Project on the Nepali side as per the Mahakali Treaty and Saptakoshi high-dam multipurpose  project were also discussed in the meeting.

Although 23 years have passed since the Mahakali Treaty, the Mahakali Irrigation Project is yet to be completed due to India’s failure in constructing the link canal. Likewise, India has also agreed to pay Rs260 million to Nepal that it owed for the embankment of Lalbakaiya, Kamala and Bagmati rivers. Read More