Monday, October 12, 2009

JCWR meeting and Pancheshwar

October 11, 2009
Mr Shankar Koirala
Ministry of Energy, GoN
Dear Shankarjee

I was troubled after reading the news today wherein it was reported that Nepal will benefit by Rs 45.88 billion from Pancheshwar and it was also reported that you were going to finalize various issues related to this project during coming JCWR meeting. My financial analysis shows that this number is bunkum and I have sent following email to Mr DB Singh who has been credited with coming up with this illusionary number. But he has not dared to accept my challenge. I have similarly (and publicly) challenged him on television and radio programs and also by writing articles but he has not necessary mustered courage to pick up the gauntlet.

Please note that trying to mislead people, politicos and bureaucrats of Nepal as such amounts to high treason. I trust that you will not be party to this, by endorsing the fictitious amount. Because, if you become instrumental in advancing the project development based on this illusive number, you too will become an accomplice in the high treason. I am sure you don’t’ want to be recorded in the history of Nepal (related to water resource) as one of the traitors.

I pray the all mighty that S/he (as I don’t know whether the almighty is a male or female) give you strength, wisdom and vision to do what is good for this country. Or at least give you capability to ensure that no harm is done to our motherland by lending credence such fictitious numbers. More importantly, I also pray that S/he give you ability to discern what is correct and what is not.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any clarification. Unlike some other people, I am very willing and able to defend my analysis.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha

From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha []
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:36
To: D B SinghCc:
Subject: Mirage of illusionary benefit of Rs 45 billion from Pancheshwar Project

Mr DB Singh
Project Chief
Pancheshwar Project

Dear DBjee

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