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Daily Asia Power Energy, Septyember 14, 2008 - Kosi River in India and Nepal's problems
"Kosi River in India and Nepal's problems"
Please refer to my HP which involves relevant maps
On September 1st, I discussed in this column on the problem of river management between India and Nepal. Yesterday, September 14, Republic of Nepal prime minister. He expressed his strong will to talk with the unequal treaty between India and Nepal, to the press. In contrast, water resources minister Saif Uddin Soz of India told to the press that the Koshi treaty exists between the two countries has nothing the problem and he is listning to Prachanda.
Koshi river is flowing into India's Bihar State and the Ganges River. The upstream catchment area is 69,300 sq km, originating at high-emitting Everest, the Chinese territory is 29,400 sq km, Nepal is 30,700 square km, Indiatterritory, the 9,200 sq km. Nepal high in the west to sweep Gandaki River, east of the river Mahananda extend each other. Upstream, the water-power development companies are in India, 300 MW Upper Karnali project, 402 MW Arun III project.
The river is giving Bihar state's major downstream flood damage and at the same time, fertile land to cultivate. At the border point, the average flow rate is 1,564 tons per second. on August 24, 1954, floods of the flow rate reached to 18 timesof the average, the 24,200 tons per second. (Watershed area for a small percentage of it). Koshi weir at the border, design flood discharge is 27,014 tons per second.
The problem is putting a fire this year, August 18, 2008 massive flood. Kusaha in Nepal's territory to rip the levee, including India's Bihar state, 2.7 million people are afflicted, it also displaced 2 million people are living. The biggest tragedy in the region of 150 people were left behind, muddy stream in one fell swoop accident, but this disaster to give a strong impression. Air India, Nepal had territory in the rescue activities.
Today, India's water resources minister Saif Uddin Soz says that India is Nepal in the development of new hydropower, but also consider the need to stabilize the river. Nepal's rivers could leave to private companies only or better to discuss between two governments. With same discussion in Japan, the minister raises the point whether dam or levees for floods.
September 14, 2008
080914A Philippines, Manila Bulletin
ERC okays TransCofs allowable revenue at P36.11 billion in 2008
080914B Nepal, Nepali News
Indian minister says no to Koshi treaty review
080914C Indonesia, The Jakarta Post
Temasek loses last appeal
Thailand natural gas power obsessed(080913)
India's coal red light (080912)
India, Tata, 10,000 MW development (080911)
Indonesia's crude oil production decline (080910)
India's power reform and pool@market (080909)
Vietnam's power crisis continues (080908)
Indonesia's second Crash Program (080907)
China and India race to capture the uranium (080906)
India's gas to Warring Period (080905)
India's hydropower development delay (080904)
Myanmar's hydro and natural gas (080903)
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India and Nepal river management (080901)
India's natural gas production (080831)
China and Vietnam in Laos (080830)
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