It appears that the mammoth Burhi-Gandaki High Dam Project is proposed to be implemented turning a blind eye to our country's legitimate share in the vast irrigation and flood control benefits accruing to India, which could even surpass power benefit, despite the fact that the previous BJP government of India had constituted a high level commission under then Minister Suresh Prabhu to recommend royalty to be paid by India to Nepal for regulated water discharged after power generation in our country.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Feb 09, 2019
The detailed feasibility study of the Kankai storage dam project carried out for the generation of electricity to meet the domestic demand and also for irrigation of lands exclusively within Nepalese territory clearly proves that the downstream benefits can be many times greater than the power benefit. Background information on the Kankai storage dam project is presented hereinafter.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Oct 13, 2018
"HMG shall have every right to withdraw for irrigation and for any other purpose in Nepal water from the Kosi river and from the Sun-Kosi river or within the Kosi basin from any other tributaries of the Kosi river as may be required from time to time. The Union ( it indicates India ) shall have the right to regulate all the balance of supplies in the Kosi river at the barrage site thus available from time to time and to generate power in the Eastern Canal."
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Sep 08, 2018
China’s Ministry of Transport has announced that it intends to double its investment on waterways construction to US$ 30.5 billion over the next five years. Similarly, France too has announced that it intends to build 66-mile-long super canal to link Paris waterway to a canal network in northern France and the Low Countries at a cost of US$ 6.5 billion.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa May 26, 2018
The use of the Kosi canal for navigation instead of the natural river course would allow Nepal to develop this very important waterway on a par with the waterways that exist in Europe and America that would be suitable for operation of river/sea vessels.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa May 03, 2018
It would not be practical to use the channel of our main rivers for the development of large scale navigation because of steep gradient and heavy withdrawal of water for irrigation throughout the lengthy non-monsoon season rendering a long stretch of the river downstream already built barrages virtually dry. However, we can follow the example of the Switzerland, where a multi-purpose canal has been built to develop inland navigation in upper reach of the Rheine river, which is not suitable for the development of commercially viable large scale navigation.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Apr 22, 2018
The General Theory of Relativity has completely changed our understandings of the Universe. It is one of the towering achievements of the 20th-century physics. It explains that the force of gravity arises from the curvature of space and time.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Dec 09, 2017
Our biggest success in dealing with India is the revision of the Kosi Treaty in 1966. The 1966 Revised Kosi Treaty has granted our country absolute right to use entire Sun-Kosi and Kosi river waters for coming 199 years without prejudice to existing (Hanumannagar Kosi barrage project) as well as future uses in India.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Sep 10, 2017
Needless to say that apart from serious environmental degradation and loss of valuable agricultural lands the diversion of water into Terai for irrigation would result to significant reduction in hydropower potential of the hill region
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Jun 25, 2017
The proposed Burhi-Gandaki dam will be in one of the most seismically active areas of the world. The dam site is very close to the epicenter of very recent Gorkha earthquake measured 7.9 in Richter scale. This type of dams is highly sensitive to e
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Mar 10, 2017
The controversy over provincial boundaries of our country might have been easily resolved if the people would have been clearly explained that the detachment from mountain region would be suicidal to Terai. Needless to say that a great majority of
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Jan 07, 2017
It is necessary to implement Sun-Kosi and Kosi storage dam projects to save the life and property of millions living in Sunsari and Morang districts of our country and also north-east Bihar.This calls for great sacrifice of the people living in
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Jun 23, 2016
At present Nepal is reeling from acute shortage of electric power. Most of our industries are on the verge of collapse. People are facing great hardship due to long hours of load -shedding. Entire country is now pushed to an extreme desperate situa
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Jun 02, 2016
On one hand Nepal is acutely suffering from frequent unavailability of petroleum products, on the other hand our immediate northern neighbor the Tibet might soon be going to be world’s one of the biggest producers of petroleum products.
By Dr. A.B. Thapa Nov 07, 2015