India, Nepal set up joint ministerial commission on water resources
The Governments of India and Nepal have set up a Joint Ministerial Commission on Water Resources (JMCWR) of which Indian side is headed by Minister of Water Resources and Nepalese side by Minister of Energy.
This was stated by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
The Government of India is having continuous dialogue with Government of Nepal on bilateral issues related to construction of storage dams on rivers coming from Nepal.
In addition to above, there exists a Joint Committee on Water Resources (JCWR) headed by Water Resources Secretaries of both the countries.
It has been agreed to set up a Pancheshwar Development Authority for speedy implementation of Pancheshwar Multi-purpose Project and the bi-lateral issues about field investigations for Sapta Kosi High Dam were also discussed with mutually agreed solutions to expedite the progress.
(Posted on 24-07-2014)
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