India extends Rs620 million for building embankmentsIndia has provided Rs619.6 million in assistance to the Ministry of Irrigation for the construction of embankments on the Kamala, Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers.
India has provided Rs619.6 million in assistance to the Ministry of Irrigation for the construction of embankments on the Kamala, Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers.
These rivers have been creating perennial flood crises on the Indian side of the border and India has been providing financial assistance to build embankments on these rivers since 2008.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed a cheque for this amount to Minister for Irrigation Deepak Giri amid a programme in the Capital on Wednesday.
On the occasion, Minister Giri thanked Indian government for its assistance for river control works in Nepal.
Ambassador Rae pledged a continued Indian support in Nepal’s development endeavours and efforts to control natural disasters in future.
“Construction of embankments is an important activity aimed at flood control and water resources management, which benefit several million people inhabiting the watershed of these rivers,” the Indian Embassy said in a statement. With the
present assistance, the total grant assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along these rivers stands at over Rs4.5 billion, including Rs 386.26 million in April 2016.