Published on: Sep 07, 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
Rivers are not only a source of water but they are also the source of human life, civilization, culture and religion in Nepal and India. From the time immemorial, Kosi and Gandak rivers have been linking and integrating the people of Nepal and India. However, the essence of rivers has changed with the colonial perception of looking at rivers as a source of revenue and resources rather than its religious sanctity. With states coming with engineering interventions to contain and regulate the water flows, the era of rivers as a civilization integrating communities has come to an end. Although dams and embankments were built to minimize the flood and use the water for irrigation, this has not only maximized floods but disconnected people from their involvement in river management. At a time when there are more discontented on the present river management issues, communities living in river basins, experts and civil society leaders recently gathered in Indian state of Patna to find a way to revive the involvement of communities in river management
By Keshab Poudel | Sep 08, 2018