Nepal Foreign Affairs (20 August 2019) – Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has spoken the need of sitting for dialogues with the Indian side strongly to seek a solution to the issues caused by river dams constructed by India along the Nepal-India border.
In a discussion programme organised by the District Disaster Management Committee, Dhanusha here today, the former Prime Minister was of the view of finding a solution to the situation precipitated by such structures jointly.
Both neighbours are expected to work hand-in-hand to address the problems being surfaced each year, according to leader Dahal. On the occasion, he stressed that a root cause of disaster be identified and measures capable of resolving the problem permanently be taken.
He underlined the need of making the Chure conservation, dam construction and river control efforts in State 2 more effective, adding that prosperity of the entire Nepal was interconnected with the status of State 2. He suggested that a long-lasting solution to the risk of disaster in the State should be sought.
One of the chairs of major ruling announced the government was preparing to come with a package programme for the relief of flood survivors in the State 2.
Also speaking on the occasion, former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal drew the attention of bodies concerned towards the problem of flooding, inundation and soil erosion recurring each year along settlements sharing border with India due to the construction of river dams by India affecting the natural flow of rivers.
He echoed the need of seeking a lasting solution to the issue, urging all to contribute to the conservation of Chure. State 2 minister for internal affairs Gyanendra Kumar Yadav said support from the federal government was essential to address the matter. Highway and settlement construction projects along the Chure region would end the desertification here, he cautioned. District Disaster Management Committee chair and Chief District Officer Pradeep Raj Karna said construction of embankment along the Kamala River, relief programmes for farmers and provision of agricultural insurance were the urgent needs.