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Background of Irrigation Sector in Nepal Public sector irrigation development in Nepal took place only in 1950s. Only two public sector irrigation systems were constructed before 1950. One is known as Chandra Nahar (Canal) which was constructed in 1923. The other is Judha Nahar which was constructed in 1940s. Hence, Nepal is known more for her thousands of farmer managed irrigation systems scattered in the mountains, river valleys and Terai. In 1950s, many farmer managed irrigation systems were rehabilitated in Kathmandu valley, which used to be one of the fertile valleys of Nepal, because of its elaborate network of irrigation systems. The Department of Irrigation was established in 1952. Many of these irrigation systems which were constructed in 1960s and 70s were made agency managed systems. Even the rehabilitated farmer managed systems were converted into agency-managed systems. The irrigation systems were then considered more as technical and hydrological proposition. Human aspect of irrigation management was not taken into consideration. It was felt that government alone would be able to manage the irrigation systems. The role of the farmers was not duly recognized in agency managed irrigation systems.

Nepal still has considerable land that can be irrigated, especially in the Terai region. Irrigation is not new in Nepal: It has been practiced for centuries. The total irrigated area in 1960-61 was estimated to beĀ 31,900 ha, which has increased.

Nepal Modernizing Irrigation System for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project is a multi-basin irrigation cum hydropower project lying in Surkhet District of Karnali Province in Mid-West Nepal. The water is diverted from the Bheri River and discharged to Babai River.

Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in the western Nepal, the irrigation cum hydroelectricity scheme, has completed digging the 12-km tunnel using a tunnel boring machine, one year before the originally set deadline, A tunnel boring TBM machine has been used to excavate a tunnel for the first time in Nepal.

In Irrigation and Water Resources Management activity, our company provide local support and successfully complete the contractual obligation and also ensure in timely completion and handover of project.

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