The first Nepal-India minister-level talks on energy, water resources and other issues has begun in the Indian capital New Delhi on Wednesday.
Implementation of the Pancheshwar Multi Purpose Project, a project Maoists have long been opposing, construction of a 400-KV cross-border transmission corridor between Dhalkebar and Muzaffarpur, importing an additional 200 MW of electricity from India, and finalisation of the Power Trading Agreement (PTA) between Nepal and India are the top agendas for the meeting that is being held at the Taj Hotel.
Energy Minister Post Bahadur Bogati, who left for New Delhi Tuesday, is leading a 22-member Nepali team to the bilateral energy talks between Nepal and India.
The Cabinet Tuesday decided to send the delegation led by Energy Minister Bogati to participate in the Nepal-India Energy Meet.
Indian Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is heading the Indian team at the talks. nepalnews.com