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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Nepal will bear a portion of the cost of generation of incremental energy. Thus the implementation of the Mahakali Project would in no way prejudice existing use of Mahakali waters in India in dry season. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Coordinates on Wikidata Articles containing Hindi-language text Articles containing Nepali-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Sharda River

Now the river’s name changes to Sharda. Mechi Kankai Ratua Khola. On Tanakpurthe Treaty reaffirmed the Nepalese sovereignty over the land 2.

Retrieved 25 August There was to be a bi-national Mahakali River Commission, guided by the principles of equality, mutual benefit and no harm to either party. Sharda River near Jauljibi. The Main features of the Project are 54 m high concrete dam, 4.

The protected area supports a wide range of nationally and globally important biodiversity, including 46 mammal species. The power benefit is to be assessed on the basis of saving in costs as compared with the relevant alternatives available.


Below Tanakpur, Lower down among the frosted slopes, the river becomes calmer offering the amateur a sporting challenge. In the project area, the river forms the border between India and Nepal, dividing the Sudurpashchim Pradesh province of Nepal from the Uttarakhand State in India. Although, the Treaty is formally in operation but the progress in its implementation has been tardy. Although the Sharda Agreement was made inNepal could utilise her share of the water only after the construction of the Mahakali Irrigation Project treahy For this purpose, India also agreed trexty construct a kV transmission line all the way to the Maha,ali border from the Tanakpur Power Station.

During the rest of the time the power station would remain virtually turned off.

India’s border with China ‘s Tibet Autonomous Region follows this watershed. The area around Pancheshwar R is called Kali Kumaon. Each day the power station might be in operation only for 4 to 5 hours. In lieu of the eastern afflux bund, the Treaty gave Nepal the right to Then it enters the lower Shivalik Hills.

Mahakali Treaty

The Mahakali originates in Nepal and forms the border between the two countries for a considerable distance. Any person familiar with large rreaty dam design, construction and operation can ought right say that downstream irrigation can be completely disrupted if adequate provisions are not made in design and construction of the project. The terrain of the park varies from mosaic grasslands, dense sal forests and swampy marshes.

In India it lies along the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state, Pithoragarh districtChampawat district and part of Udham Singh Nagar district fall under the Sharda basin.


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The Mahakali Treaty basically aims at an integrated development of water resources in the Mahakali River and has been finalized on the basis of equal partnership.

This quantity is to be supplied from the Tanakpur Barrage if the Sarada Barrage turns non-functional. It has a Barrage across the Sharda River for diverting river flows into a 6. Can We Escape The Corset? As per a submission by the 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.

Needless to say that our Government must implement the Pancheshwar Project strictly adhering each proviso of the Treaty based on correct interpretation. It has diverse wildlife population. The Pancheshwor Project is being planned as a short duration peaking power station.

The Pancheswar Project, which was to be located on the Indo-Nepal boundary and was to be a joint project. As per the Treaty “equal entitlement in 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Our Nature 7: But the seething discontent entrenched for nearly five years in Nepal on benefits agreed to be provided by India to Nepal under the agreement of continued till the Mahakali Treaty between the two countries for the integrated development of water resources on the Mahakali River was signed on 12 February In compliance of the Treaty provisions mentioned above, the scope of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project PMP [23] is being actively discussed and defined by Nepal and India to enable finalisation of the Detailed Project Report.


Confusion Over Pancheswor Project Interpretation Of Mahakali Treaty

Now the Treaty is in force and is in the process of implementation, although there have been ups and downs in its implementation. The traditional source of the Maha Kali is the pond of the Kali temple at Kalapani. In other projects Wikimedia Traty. India was also required to provide 10 million kWh of power to Nepal with, free of charge. KalapaniUttarakhandIndia.

The tail race channel joins directly the Sharda River.