SME Times News Bureau | 16 May, 2018
India has provided the largest sum for river training in Nepal in a bid
to control floods that also affect India during the monsoon season.
Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri on Tuesday handed over a cheque of NRs
180.74 million to Sanjay Sharma, Secretary in the Ministry of Energy,
Irrigation and Water Resources of Nepal, for taming and training the
The river training and construction will carry on near the Indian border in three rivers.
amount is India's contribution for river training and construction of
embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers, the Indian
The works is aimed at flood control and water
resources management, which benefit several million people inhabiting in
the watershed of these rivers in India and Nepal.
With the NRs
180.74 million, India has so far given 13 installments since 2008 to
Nepal for the river training and embankment works totalling to over NRs