Hydro power project: India not assisting Nepal


    New Delhi, Nov 29: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said at present, no hydro power project is being implemented with Indian assistance in Nepal.

    “However, Projects on three major water resources in Nepal viz Pancheshwar (5600 MW), Sapta Koshi (3300 MW) and Naumure (225 MW), are under discussions between the two countries,” he informed the Lok Sabha.

    “In addition, Arun-III hydroelectric Project (900 MW) has been awarded by Government of Nepal to SJVN Limited a Central Public Sector Undertaking. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project is under appraisal by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).”

    He said for speedy development of Water Resources of Common Rivers with Nepal, meetings are held regularly between the two countries at various levels and a three-tier bilateral Institutional mechanism has been set up.

    Source -IBNS