Nepal | January 17, 2021

‘Irrigation facility for 44,500 hectares more in three years’

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Share Now:

Kathmandu, October 27

The government is planning to provide irrigation facility to additional 44,500 hectare arable land in the next three years.

This is stated in the work plan related to the medium term expenditure structure released by the National Planning Commission recently. Irrigation facility is being expanded to promote agriculture and achieve the goal of economic prosperity.

It is stated in the work plan that projects regarding surface irrigation, ground water irrigation and inter-watershed transfer would be carried out with long term goal to provide sustainable irrigation facilities.

Along with this programme, the government has the objective of providing surface irrigation facilities to 25,745 hectare land, ground water irrigation facility to 122,100 hectare land.

At present, surface and ground water irrigation facilities are available to around 1.43 million  hectare land of the total 2.04 million hectare land connected with irrigation facility in the country.

The government has initiated intensive efforts to construct infrastructure required for irrigation.

It has been found that some 300,000 hectare arable land which can be connected to irrigation facility with ease is yet to be connected with irrigation facility.

The government has the objective to provide irrigation facility to the comparatively dry and upland areas in the hilly region by using new irrigation technology. Likewise, the government has also planned to develop extensive irrigation systems in the Tarai region.

It is stated that multi-purpose reservoir and inter-basin water translocation projects will be launched in the next three years to provide reliable irrigation facility to farmers.


A version of this article appears in print on October 28, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Photo Gallery: NC student cadres demonstrate against House dissolution

Kathmandu, January 15 Seen in the pictures below are youth activists affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress taking part in a tug of war during a protest against the dissolution of House, in Kathmandu, on Friday. On December 20, PM Oli recommended the dissolution of House of Represen Read More...

Constitutional bench to adjudicate House dissolution case

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana today ruled that cases field against the dissolution of the House of Representatives would be heard by the same bench continuously from Sunday. The SC passed the order after hear Read More...

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

MAMUJU, INDONESIA: A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in Read More...

Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID response

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: President-elect Joe Biden pledged Friday to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days. It's part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure minority com Read More...

Dahal-Nepal faction to seek clarification from prime minister

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal today decided to seek clarification from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for acting against the party’s objectives, goals, programmes, and statute. NCP Standing Committee member Bhim Bahadur Rawal Read More...

Rooney stops playing to take Derby manager job permanently

All-time record scorer for England and Manchester United. A haul of 16 trophies. Wayne Rooney's illustrious playing career is over. Former England and United captain has decided it's time to focus on trying to replicate his successes as a striker in management. After taking temporary charg Read More...

Gyawali stresses need to find agreeable boundary alignment

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today said in New Delhi that finding an agreeable boundary alignment in the remaining segments might not only take Nepal and India to the stage of fully settled international boundary, but might also help generate positive vi Read More...

Nepali Congress to hold protests in all local levels today

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Nepali Congress is set to hold protests against the dissolution of the House of Representatives in all the 753 local levels on Saturday. Issuing a press release, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba appealed to all the citizens to express solidarity with the protest to be held Read More...