The government has prepared a water resources master plan incorporating sustainable management of water resources of Nepal, according to Minister for Energy Top Bahadur Raymajhi.
Nepal has been reeling under energy crisis for a decade now, as the country has failed to tap the water resources. Only 18 percent arable land receives irrigation round the year, according to an Agriculture Development Strategy report.
Inaugurating an annual Nepal National Water Week on Thursday, Rayamajhi claimed that the effective implementation of the plan was vital to the country’s water resource management. The campaign, observed since 2008, aims to raise awareness about various aspects of water resources and its sustainable management.
The Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECs), along with other governmental agencies, non-government organisations, academic institutes and professional societies are engaged in various activities in organising series of events focusing on water and climate.
International World Water Day is observed every year on March 22.
Source : eKantipur