The Indian government has provided a grant assistance of Rs 97.71 million to Nepal for the construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati, Kamla rivers.
Indian Jayant Prasad handed over the cheque of the aid assistance to Irrigation Minister Mahendra Prasad Yadav amid a function on Wednesday. India’s contribution to construction of embankments is being undertaken in accordance with the decisions made by the 6th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM).
With the present assistance, the total grant assistance already disbursed for embankment construction along these rivers, stands at Rs. 2466.79 Million, of which NRs. 165.5 million was released in 2008, NRs. 531.5 million in 2009, and NRs.599.78 million in 2010 and NRs. 545.35 million in March 2011 and NRs.345.73 million in October 2011, the Indian embassy said.
Separately, India has committed grant assistance of NRs. 181.37 million for flood protection works along Trijuga, Lakhandei, Sunsari, Kankai and Kaligandaki rivers and 95.2 million along Gagan river in Nepal. The flood protection works along these rivers have been already completed. nepalnews.com