Monday, October 4, 2010

Indian Hurdles to power export to India and Arun III

October 4, 2010
Bhubanesh Kumar Pradhan
Former Secretary,
Ministry of Water Resources

Dear Bhubaneshjee

Thank you so much for your solidarity.

I agree with you that we need to continue with "Lutaremos Siempre".

Further, I also agree with you that it is wrong to offer Arun III to India on a silver platter. I am raising my voice stridently against it. There is no point in building it for India while depriving our eastern development region of necessary power for its industries and further industrialization.

However, my analysis shows that it was a step in the right direction to cancel Arun III in 1995. I have written an in-depth article on this issue which touches dwells on both incarnations of Arun III. I have uploaded this article in my website which can be accessed by clicking the link below:

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, fca
Senior Water Resource Analyst

From: Bhubanesh Pradhan []
Sent: Friday, October 1, 2010 19:20
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: {Disarmed} Re: Hurdles of power

Dear Ratna Sansarji,

Thank you for copying to me "Hurdles of Power" through contact.I really appreciate your raising awareness in our water resources issuses.If we are not to raise our voices, anything can happen here.

When we were about to start Arun 3 with the assistance of  the World Bank, the vested lobby at the instance of the forces against the Nepalese interest made hue and cry leading to the cancellation of the Project. Yet when the same project was given in a silver platter to the same forces, nobody raised a word about the deal. This is Nepal that you understand and I faced during uneasy years in my gvernment service.

We should always continue to struggle. In Spanish, they call it "Lutaremos Siempre" (We always struggle). We simply give continuity to our struggle and the struggle goes on. Thank you once again for your relentless effort. 

With regards, 
Yours sincerely,

From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Sent: Sun, September 26, 2010 8:45:18 AM
Subject: FW: Hurdles to power import from Nepal
Dear Pokhareljee

Thanks a lot for your solidarity.

Your question below has been responded to by the outcry that ensued release of press communiqué on water resource released by UCPNM last week.

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