Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad handed over a cheque of NRs. 256.947 million to Minister of Irrigation Mahendra Prasad Yadav, as India’s contribution towards construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal which is being undertaken in accordance with the decisions taken at the 6th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM).
India has been providing assistance to Nepal for strengthening and extension of embankments along these rivers. With the present assistance, the total grant assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along these rivers, stands at NRs. 2543 Million, of which NRS 97.71 million was released in July 2012, NRs. 165.5 million was released in 2008, NRs. 531.5 million in 2009, and NRs.599.78 million in 2010 and NRs. 545.35 million in March 2011 and NRs.345.73 million in October 2011.
Separately, India has committed grant assistance of NRs. 181.37 million for flood protection works along Trijuga, Lakhandei, Sunsari, Kankai and Kaligandaki rivers and NRs 95.2 million along Gagan river in Nepal. The flood protection works along Trijuga, Kankai and Lakhandei rivers have been already completed.