Agreement between His Majesty's government of Nepal and the government of India on the Gandak Irrigation and Power Project
Agreement Type: agreement, trans-national
This document, signed in Kathmandu, represents a primary agreement between the included parties. The primary issue covered by this document is water quantity, but is linked to non-water issues via other.
Comments on this agreement from the TFDD International Freshwater Treaties Database include:Nepal will continue to have the right to withdraw for irrigation "such supplies of water, as may be required from time to time. . . ." Note that this wording is verbatim from the 1954 agreement. Shortages will be pro-rated across both countriesand regarding allocations: Enough water to irrigate 40,000 acres (20 cusecs minimum) goes to Nepal. Similar amount goes to India, except the water will irrigate 103,500 acres. India has minimum 5000 KW usage of the 15,000 KW plant, but India may charge an agreed-upon rate for the electricity..
Case Studies Related to this Agreement
Includes Water Resource- Gandak River
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- Full EnglishText available from the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD). Oregon State University. — This agreement is included in the TFDD Agreeements Database.http://ocid.nacse.org/tfdd/treaties.php?page=full&origin=river&tn=233
- ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Agreement between His Majesty's government of Nepal and the government of India on the Gandak Irrigation and Power Project entry in the Transboundary Freshwater Agreements Database, a Product of the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database. Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University. Additional information about the TFDD can be found at: <http://www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu>. Entry accessed online August 30 2014 at: http://ocid.nacse.org/tfdd/treaties.php?page=full&origin=river&tn=233
|Agreement Includes Resource||Gandak River +|
|Agreement Includes Riparian||Nepal + and India +|
|Agreement Signed||4 December 1959 +|
|Agreement Type||agreement + and trans-national +|