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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Mahakali Treaty between India and Nepal

His Majesty's Government of NEPAL and the Government of INDIA (hereinafter referred to as the "parties") Reaffirming the determination to promote and strengthen their relations of friendship and close neighborliness for the co-operation in the development of water resources; Recognizing that the Mahakali River is a boundary river on major stretches between the two countries; Realizing the desirability to a treaty on the basis of equal partnership to define their obligations and corresponding rights and duties thereto in regard to the waters of the Mahakali River and its utilization; Noting the Exchange of Letters of 1920 through which both the Parties had entered into an arrangement for the construction of the Sarada Barrage in the Mahakali river, whereby Nepal is to receive some waters from the said Barrage; Recalling the decision taken in the Joint Commission dated 4-5 December, 1991 and the Joint CommuniquÈ issued during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Nepal on 21st October, 1992 regarding the Tanakpur Barrage which India has constructed in a course of the Mahakali River with a part of the eastern afflux bund at Jimuwa and the adjoining poundage area of the said Barrage lying in the Nepalese territory; Noting that both the Parties are jointly preparing a Detailed Project Report of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose project to be implement in the Mahakali River;

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