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  • Private Sector: 8885 MWh
  • India: 811 MWh
  • Tripping: 0 MWh
  • Demand : 19868 MWh
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Water Resources

Bheri-Babai project to issue 49pc shares to public

Kathmandu, The federal government has initiated the process of establishing a company for the electricity generated from the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, a national pride project. Under the ‘People’s Hydropower Scheme’, the company will be set up with the participation of local, provincial and federal governments and the general public.…

River diversion plan tests Nepal’s federal Constitution

When anyone utters ‘Kali Gandaki’ around Malunga Bazaar in the Syangja district of western Nepal, the entire settlement is drawn in. Men in their twenties rush to the person uttering the words; busy shopkeepers ask assistants to take over so they can attend to the discussion on Kali Gandaki. The…

Sinohydro promises to complete Melamchi tunnel within a year

KATHMANDU: After several months of indecision and uncertainty, the government on Sunday signed an agreement with Chinese contractor Sinohydro Corporation Limited to complete the remaining construction work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP). Sinohydro, which is the fourth company selected for completing the remaining tunnel work of the project,…

A barrage to save, or doom, the Indus delta

With the Indus delta in Pakistan’s Sindh province fast drying up, a doomsday scenario looms for communities dependent on it for survival. Drinking water is already scarce for villages in the active delta and reductions in sediment deposits have allowed for greater sea intrusion. Not only is the parched delta adversely…

Work of national pride project’s second package started

SURKHET: The work of the second package of 'Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project', a national pride project, has started after four months of completion of tunnel construction. Under the second package, powerhouse, dam, and surge shaft will be constructed. The Department of Water Resources and Irrigation had signed an agreement with Raman-Guangdong…

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Rising populations, mismanaged urbanisation, and unsustainable water use policies combined with climate change have put serious strains on South Asia’s water resources. While surface water resources have shrunk, groundwater levels have also fallen. India, for example, has the highest number of privately own water pumps in the world. As the…

Flawed embankment strategy converts Bihar into watery grave

The engineering solutions put in place to tackle the issue of floods has created more problems than solutions in Bihar, says former IIT professor and doyen of water experts Dinesh Mishra Dinesh Kumar Mishra of Barh Mukti Abhiyaan, an authority on the river network of North Bihar, speaks about the…

Nepal, India discuss Koshi floods, Sunkoshi-Marin diversion project

Kathmandu-Government officials from Nepal and India held a meeting to discuss the problems created by the Koshi River, and proposed Koshi High Dam and Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project. The 16th meeting of the Joint Team of Experts between government officials of both the countries was held in New Delhi on…

Sikta, Postal Highway projects in Banke fail to spend budget

Nepalgunj - The Sikta Irrigation Project, one of the national pride projects, couldn’t spend even one fourth of the allocated budget for the fiscal year 2075/76 BS. The government allocated a total of Rs 1.915 billion for the project in the fiscal year. However, the project could spend only Rs…

Water scarcity and flooding are products of our hubris

At the end of June, when the monsoon was delayed by almost four weeks in Nepal, farmers were praying for the rains to begin so they could plant paddy before it was too late. However, within two weeks of its arrival, the heavy rains…