India gives NRs 180mn for river training in Nepal

May 16 2018

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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.

Indian 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 rivers.

The river training and construction will carry on near the Indian border in three rivers.

The  amount is India's contribution for river training and construction of  embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and  Kamla rivers, the Indian  embassy said.

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  4.68 billion.

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  • IANS