KATHMANDU: The government of India has provided Rs 977 million as grant assistance to the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP) to control flood and inundation in three rivers in Nepal.
The government of India provided the grant assistance to carry out ongoing river training works along the Bagmati, Kamala and Lalbkeya rivers as per the decision of the sixth meeting of the Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM).
Indian ambassador to Nepal, Jayant Prasad, handed over the grant assistance to Minister for Irrigation, Mahendra Yadav, today amidst a programme organised at the Irrigation Ministry.
On the occasion, Minister Yadav said that there was need of additional joint work between Nepal and India to address bilateral water related issues. Likewise, Secretary of the Ministry, Brinda Hada, and Director General of DWIDP Prakash Paudel said the assistance would be important to construct embankments to control flood and inundation in border areas.
Ambassador Prasad said that the government of India was committed to provide support to Nepal for control flood and inundation in border areas.