Nepal-India joint committee meeting on water resource begins

September 29th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Sept 29 (ANI): As a follow up of the decisions taken in Delhi during the recent visit to India of Prime Minister Prachanda, a high-level secretarial meeting of Nepal-India Joint Committee on Water Resource (JCWR) commenced here today.
The Indian delegation is headed by Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Umesh N. Panjiyar and the Nepalese delegation by Water Resources Secretary Shanker Prasad Koirala.
The three-day meeting will deliberate upon hydro-power generation, irrigation, flood control and other water-related cooperation.
The meeting will also decide on the issues of the Saptakoshi High Dam Project, the Sunkoshi Storage- cum-Diversion Scheme, the Naumure Multi Purpose Hydel project and the Pancheshwor Hydro Power Project.
It will also propose a working procedure for the formation of Nepal-India ministerial level committee.
The last meeting, comprising Water Resources Secretaries of the two countries, was held in New Delhi in 2004. (ANI)

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