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Nepal-India joint technical team to visit flood-prone sites

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NEW DELHI — Nepali and Indian officials will jointly conduct an on-site inspection in Nepal’s Tarai region to assess the problem of flooding that occurs every year and find sustainable solutions to combat the crisis.

The joint team will inspect the flood-prone area in three phases—before monsoon, during monsoon and post-monsoon, according to an official at Foreign Ministry.

“It has been decided to deploy teams to study the situation of flooding to identify the real cause of inundation,” Kathmandu Post quoted an official of Foreign Ministry as saying

During the 12th meeting of Nepal-India Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM) in Kathmandu, senior officials from both the countries had agreed to work on overcoming the problem caused by rivers.

It was decided that four members each from both the sides will be appointed for inspection.

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Both the teams are scheduled to visit Nepal’s Tarai region on June 27.

Director of Ganga Flood Control Commission will head the Indian side, while Deputy Director General at Department of Water Induced Disaster Management (DWIDM) was chosen to lead Nepali team.

Huge swaths of land in Nepal’s Tarai region are inundated due to the structures built by India at the bordering rivers, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and damaging property worth billions of rupees every year.

Nepal and India, in a joint statement during the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, had reiterated the importance of advancing cooperation in water resources for mutual benefit in areas such as river training works, inundation and flood management, irrigation, and to enhance pace of implementation of ongoing bilateral projects.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

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Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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