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Friday, 7 April 2017

Kosi River

Posted by Anup Baral April 07, 2017:
Kosi: Injustice With Millions Of Villagers And Revolt By Kosi River (Hindi/2010/27mins) Dir.Vishaal Nityanand The film investigates the injustice faced by the families who reside within the embankment of the Koisi River that flows between India and Nepal. A hard-hitting documentary, it depicts how thousands of villagers in both Nepal and India have to live amidst the raging fury of the Kosi River, often relying upon their own capacity for survival and resilience. The history of the Kosi barrage and its embankments is the history of the problems associated with the Kosi. The premise is a proposal made in 1953 which stipulated that embankments would be made on both sides of the Kosi - the Indian and the Nepal region. The canals exist, but the embankments resulted in restricting the flow of water in a smaller area as compared to the wider area earlier. Around 15 lakh people (from the Indian side and Nepal region) live within the embankments. Fifty five families were promised relief land. They say none have been given. When the river is in flood, the people must bear its wrath

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