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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In rafting parlance, in this stretch, the rapids in the river are of Grade IV and more, which could be covered in 3 days. It implies that Mahakali River stored water will not be utilized for kharif crop during monsoon period.

The traditional source of the Maha Kali is the pond of the Kali temple at Kalapani. The river attracted media attention inover the Kali river goonch attacks that cost three lives, probably by an exceptionally large catfish of the Bagarius yarrelli mahaakali. 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. Two power stations are projected, one on either bank, with an overall installed peaking capacity, between 5, and 6, MW at 20 per cent load factor.

The Pancheshwar Dam, a joint venture of India and Nepal for irrigation and hydro-electric power generation was proposed on this river, innamed as Sarayu or Kali River. The DPR which was to have been prepared in six months got stalled partly because of certain technical differences.

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The area around Pancheshwar R is called Kali Kumaon. It is stated in the Article 3 of the Treaty that Pancheshwor Project should be constructed without prejudice to their respective existing consumptive uses of the waters of the Mahakali River without specifying the amount of existing use. Archived 11 January at the Wayback Machine. Exclusion of the amount of existing use of Mahakli waters in India in the Treaty is a clear indication that Indian side then did not intend to lay claim for additional waters in compensation for existing use or else they would have definitely required inclusion of a special clause to quantify existing use following the rule of precedent already established in the Gandak Treaty.

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An extensive effort for developing irrigation potential and for the maintenance of the canal with its branches, feeders, tributaries, channels and drain was undertaken by Engineer Abinash Chandra Chaturvedi during in Sitapur District of Uttar Pradesh. Can We Escape The Corset?

Sharda River

This protected area hosts the worldwide largest herd of swamp deerand bird species including the largest population of Bengal florican. SSP provides protective canal irrigation for cultivable area of 2 m ha to lakhs of farmers in development blocks of 16 districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Before the Mahakali was a border river with the left bank in Nepal and the right bank in India. It has diverse wildlife population. In lieu of the eastern afflux bund, the Treaty gave Nepal the right to Forest stands comprise salKhair and sissoo.

The name is sometimes written “Sarda”. Bagmati Bisnumati Kamala Lakhandei. KalapaniUttarakhandIndia.

Thapa Thapa writes on water resources issue. The Sharda River Hindi: Further, the Treaty also directs that not less than 9. In addition to the irrigation facilities, India also generates hydropower with an installed capacity of 41 MW from the canal head power station.


It has since served as a model scheme for irrigation engineers. 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. This quantity is to be supplied from the Tanakpur Barrage if the Sarada Barrage turns non-functional.

The Sharda Agreement of transferred ownership of part of the left bank area in the vicinity of the Barrage from Nepal to India and the Sharda Barrage belongs to India.

The detailed project report DPR was to be jointly prepared in six months; the energy, irrigation and flood control benefits to the two countries were to be assessed, and the capital cost shared accordingly; the power benefit was to be assessed on the basis of savings in costs as compared with the relevant alternatives available and so on. The Main features of the Project are 54 m high concrete dam, 4. Thus the implementation of the Mahakali Project would in no way prejudice existing use of Mahakali waters in India in dry season.

In Nepal, it lies entirely in the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal and in the Mahakali Zone which has four administrative districts — Baitadi District with Baitadi as its headquarters, Dadeldhura District with Dadeldhura as its headquarters, Darchula District with Darchula as its headquarters and Kanchanpur District with Mahendranagar as its headquarters.