Nepal asks India to ease Laxmanpur inundation

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Kathmandu, Nov 5 : Nepal government has asked India to resolve the problem of inundation caused by constructions across the border from Banke district. Acording to Kantipur, the Ministry of Water Resources wrote a letter to the Indian government on Sunday to improve the design proposed by India for providing unregulated passage to Gandheli and Sotia nalas (drains).

The current embankment along the drains cause inundation in nine VDCs covering 40 square kilometers along the Nepal-India border in Banke district every monsoon.

Flow in the drains is blocked due to the embankment, which extends up to Laxmanpur Barrage.

The Indian delegation had submitted a detailed proposal to Nepal during the Nepal-India Joint Committee on Water Resources (JCWR) talks that concluded in Kathmandu on October 1.

India has included a design in the proposal to allow natural flow of 40 cumec cubic metres per second of water from the structure to drain water and submitted it to Nepal for comments.

During bilateral talks at the High Level Technical Committee in October 2004 in Kathmandu, Indian representatives had agreed to give unregulated outlet to water blocked in Nepali territory.

ANI

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