Maoist and Congress demand clarification & compensation from India for Darchula floods


KATHMANDU: UCPN Maoist and Nepali Congress has suggested the Khilaraj Regmi government to seek clarification from India over the recent floods in Mahakali River.
Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal and NC Vice President Ram Chandra Paudel claimed that Darchula suffered huge loss of human and physical resources due to Indian negligence in controlling the water at the Dhauliganga Hydropower Project.
In addition to it, the duo has suggested that the government should also seek compensation from India for the damages done by the floods in Nepal.
During his meeting with Regmi, Prachanda had urged Regmi to declare relief packages for flood victims (amounting to Rs 1 lakh to each affected family) and had also urged to provide a helicopter to him for inspecting the area.

Paudel had also made similar request during a separate meeting with Regmi during which he was accompanied by his party’s leaders.

Indian government owned 280 MW DGHP is said to have opened its doors to clear all the silts from its 70 meter high damn along the Indo-Nepal border.

The dam water mixes into Mahakali River after traveling around 5 kilometers down the river near Indo-Nepal border.

Excessive release of water from the damn and natural floods in the Mahakali river had swept the headquarters of Darchula, a district bordering India’s Dharchula in North-West of Nepal.