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India gives NRs 180mn for river training in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 15 ( IANS) has provided the largest sum for river training in in a bid to control floods that also affect during the season.

Indian on Tuesday handed over a cheque of NRs 180.74 million to Sanjay Sharma, in the Ministry of Energy, Irrigation and Water Resources of Nepal, for taming and training the rivers.

The river training and construction will carry on near the Indian border in three rivers.

The amount is India's contribution for river training and construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers, the said.

The works is aimed at flood control and water resources management, which benefit several million people inhabiting in the watershed of these rivers in and

With the NRs 180.74 million, India has so far given 13 installments since 2008 to for the river training and embankment works totalling to over NRs 4.68 billion.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 17:52 IST
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