India, Nepal agree to take forward Sapta Kosi high dam project

Source: The post is based on the article “India, Nepal agree to take forward Sapta Kosi high dam project” published in Indian Express on 24th September 2022.

What is the News?

Recently, India and Nepal have agreed to take forward the Sapta Kosi high dam project through further studies.

About Sapta Kosi high dam project

Sapta Kosi High Dam is a multipurpose project proposed to be constructed on the Saptakoshi River of Nepal.

The project is primarily aimed to control floods in southeast Nepal and northern Bihar and to generate hydropower. The project will provide irrigation, control floods and generate 3,000 MW of electricity.

About the Mahakali treaty

The Mahakali Treaty was signed in 1996 over the integrated development of the Mahakali River, including Sarada Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage and Pancheshwar project.

Mahakali River is also known as Sharda River or Kali Ganga in Uttarakhand. It joins the Ghagra river in Uttar Pradesh, which is a tributary of the Ganga.

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