Confusion Over Pancheswor Project Interpretation Of Mahakali Treaty. It appears that the authorities of India as well as Nepal are confused. called the Pancheshwar Project The Mahakali Treaty revised some agreements concluded between. India and Nepal in the past. There were deep feelings of. As per the Nepalese constitution, the Mahakali Treaty had to be endorsed by the parliament. Accordingly, when it was introduced, it was.

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The river is also proposed as source for one of the many projects in the Himalayan component of the Indian Rivers Inter-link project. The Pancheshwar Dam, a joint venture of India and Nepal for irrigation and hydro-electric power generation was mahkali on this river, innamed as Sarayu or Kali River.

During the rest of the time the power station would remain virtually turned off. From the Sarada Barrage, the Treaty gives Nepal Nepal will bear a portion of the cost of generation of incremental energy.

The terrain of the park varies from mosaic grasslands, dense sal forests and swampy marshes. Bagmati Bisnumati Kamala Lakhandei.

These were further elaborated in a document exchanged by the two Prime Ministers. Two power stations are projected, one on either bank, with an overall installed peaking capacity, between 5, and 6, MW at 20 per cent load factor.

The DPR which was to have been prepared in six months got stalled partly because of certain technical differences. Verghese, Water of Hope: The power benefit is to be assessed on the basis of saving in costs as compared with the relevant alternatives available. Ghaghra RiverUttar PradeshIndia. When the Pancheswar Project comes into being and augments the availability of water in dry season at TanakpurNepal would be provided with additional water and additional energy.

It passes a town Dharchula R and receives Gori Ganga at Jauljibi Rexiting the high mountains that reach into the alpine zone. In Nepal, it lies entirely in the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal and in the Mahakali Zone which has four administrative districts — Baitadi District with Baitadi as its headquarters, Dadeldhura District with Dadeldhura as its headquarters, Darchula District with Darchula as its headquarters and Kanchanpur District with Mahendranagar as its headquarters.


In lieu of the eastern afflux bund, the Treaty gave Nepal the right to In addition to the irrigation facilities, India also generates hydropower with an installed capacity of 41 MW from the canal head power station. Each day the power station might be in operation only for 4 to 5 hours. Retrieved 25 August Views Read Edit View history. Then it enters the lower Shivalik Hills.

The geographic sources, however, are some five kilometers further north and some thousand metres higher: Mechi Kankai Ratua Khola. As per mwhakali Treaty, Nepal is now entitled to an annual supply of 70 million kWh of power from Tanakpur HEP on a continuous basis, free of cost, from the effective date of the Mahakali Treaty. For this purpose, India also agreed to construct a kV transmission line all the treagy to the Indo-Nepalese border from the Tanakpur Power Station.

The project was commissioned inand completed in with an estimated cost of Rs.

Archived teraty the original on 21 July The northern edge of the Park lies along the Indo-Nepal border, and the southern boundary is formed by the Suheli River. Forest stands comprise salKhair and sissoo. There was to be a bi-national Mahakali River Commission, guided by the mahwkali of equality, mutual benefit and no harm to either party.

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Sharda Mahskali near Jauljibi. The Pancheshwor Project is being planned as a short duration peaking power station. Retrieved from ” https: During the initial reservoir filling the river can virtually dry up.

India has also agreed to construct a road linking Tanakpur to Nepal’s East-West highway. It has since served as a model scheme for irrigation engineers.


The PMP also envisages a re-regulating dam for which two alternatives at Purnagiri MW and Rupaligad MW have been considered, to hold the waters passing through the turbines and provide regulated back season release to irrigate designated commands in Nepal and India. The tail race channel joins directly the Sharda River.

Before the Mahakali was a border river with the left bank in Nepal trfaty the right bank in India.

Confusion Over Pancheswor Project Interpretation Of Mahakali Treaty

Below Tanakpur, Lower down among the frosted slopes, the river becomes calmer offering the amateur a sporting challenge. Below the Nepal-Uttarakhand border the river enters Uttar Pradesh state and flows southeast across the plains to join the Ghaghra rivera tributary of the Ganges.

The name is sometimes written “Sarda”. As per a submission by mahakal DDP Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP on Dams and Development Project, [18] on the Mahakali Treaty it is stated that “the Treaty emphasizes an integrated approach to the development of water resources and, more importantly, attempts to validate past activities taken to develop water resources on the Mahakali River. Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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Indo-Nepal Water Resource Negotiation: According to that Institute the consumptive use of waters in the project area for kharif mwhakali during monsoon season is between 20 to 40 cm whereas the effective rainfall is cm. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Archived 11 January at the Wayback Machine.

As per the Treaty “equal entitlement mahskali the utilisation of the waters of the Mahakali River “without prejudice to their respective existing consumptive uses” is also planned to be ensured from the PMP. India was also required to provide 10 million kWh of power to Nepal with, free of charge.