Govt releases National Water Resources Policy

KATHMANDU: The government has released 'National Water Resources Policy-2077' with a long-term vision for making multi-dynamic, equitable and sustainable development of water resources.

Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, said that the policy was released after around four year's hard work.

The policy has set a target to contribute for economic prosperity and social transformation by protecting, promoting and multipurpose development of water resources.

Contributing in the growth of the national production, conservation, development and management of water resources areas by equitable development and use of water resources is the objective of the policy, Minister Pun said.

Similarly, water resources area would be developed by distributing water resources-related services in an easy and equitable manner for the fulfillment of people's necessity, to conserve, development and use of water resources at coordination of federation, provinces and local levels.

The policy has the objective of developing and using the water resources, lessening water-induced disaster and minimizing losses by minimizing negative impact on economic, social and environmental side. The policy has determined 11 strategies.