India extends assistance of Rs 44.13 million for school


Representatives of Embassy of India, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, and Rural Municipality of Chankheli-Darma of Humla District today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a laboratory and library building of Shree Mahadev Higher Secondary School located at Chankheli-Darma.

The Government of India is extending a grant of Rs 44.13 million for the project under Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership as part of the High Impact Community Development Project scheme programme of the Government of India.

Established in 1976, Shree Mahadev Higher Secondary School is affiliated to National Examinations Board and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training of Nepal.

Since 2003, under High Impact Community Development Projects programme, earlier known as Small Development Projects, India has completed 428 projects in the areas of health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities across all seven provinces of Nepal. Out of these, 14 are in Karnali Province, including one completed school in Humla district and four schools are under various stages of completion.

“As close neighbours, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation. Today’s signing of the MoU reflects continued commitment of the Government of India in complementing the efforts of the Government of Nepal in creating infrastructure in priority sectors,” read a press release issued by the embassy.