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Sapta Kosi High Dam Project

Sapta Kosi High Dam Project:

India and Nepal have agreed to take forward the Sapta Kosi high dam project through further studies.

  • Senior officials of the two sides have met and reviewed the bilateral water-sector cooperation, including the implementation of the Mahakali Treaty.
  • Sapta Kosi High Dam is a multipurpose project proposed to be constructed on the Saptakoshi River of Nepal (Known as Kosi River in India).
  • The project is primarily aimed to control floods in south-east Nepal and northern Bihar and to generate hydropower.
  • The project will provide irrigation, control floods and generate 3,000 MW of electricity.
  • The Mahakali Treaty was signed in 1996 over the integrated development of the Mahakali River, including Sarada Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage and Pancheshwar project.
  • Mahakali River is also known as Sharda River or Kali Ganga in Uttarakhand.
  • It joins Ghagra river in Uttar Pradesh, which is a tributary of Ganga.