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India releases grant of NRs 18.07 crore to Nepal for river training etc

India has released grant of Neplaese Rupees (NRs) 18.07 crore for river training and construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of grant to Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Secretary Ministry of Energy, Irrigation & Water Resources, Nepal in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Minister for Energy, Irrigation & Water Resources Barsha Man Pun was also present on the occasion.

The river training and embankment works in the Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal aimed at flood control and water resources management, which benefit several million people inhabiting in the watershed of these rivers in India and Nepal.

Since 2008 the Government of India has given NRs. 4.68 billion to Nepal for the river training and embankment works.

India remains committed to continue working closely with Nepal for further cooperation in the field of river training, flood control and water resources management in these and other rivers.

Source: AIR

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