KATHMANDU: With an aim to irrigate more than 38,000 hectares of arable land in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts, the government has started to partially supply water in the Rani-Jamara-Kuleriya irrigation canal from Tuesday.
According to Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Barsha Man Pun, the government has released nearly 50 per cent of the actual capacity water in the canal and nearly 14,800 hectares of land will be irrigated with this water.
As per Pun, construction of dam under Karnali Chisapani Bridge has been completed and only two watergates remain to be constructed among the five watergates.
Pun also informed that when the demand of electricity had dropped in the country, nearly 200 megawatts of energy was exported to India as per the energy banking concept agreed to with the southern neighbour.
A version of this article appears in print on July 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.