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Jun 11, 2018
8:35PM

India gives Cheque to Nepal for Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a Cheque of 99(point)2 million Nepali rupees to the Secretary, Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal, Dr. Sanjay Sharma in Kathmandu today. 

The cheque was given towards final payment for Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project for installation of 2700 Shallow Tube Well Irrigation Systems in 12 districts of Nepal. With this payment, the Government of India has released a total of 227.6 million Nepali rupees to the Government of Nepal for implementing this project. 

It would ensure all season irrigation facility to about 8,100 hectares of farm land and augment productivity of wheat, rice, seasonal fruits, vegetables and other crops and uplift the socio-economic status of farming families covered under the project. 

Recognizing the scope for improving agriculture productivity in Nepal, the Government of India has been partnering with the Government of Nepal for development of Deep Tube Wells (DTWs) and Shallow Tub Wells (STWs) in various regions of Nepal for several years.

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