Friday, November 26, 2010

RE: [NNSD] Pro-poor irrigation System

November 24, 2010
Ganesh Gurung PhD.

National Planning Commission
Nepal Government


Dr Pradhan can definitely provide a lot of information on the subject. Besides, from and through the CEO of BPC (Mr. Ranjan Lohar, whom I have copied this email), you should be able to acquire useful information as we (I am using this particular pronoun as I am a member of Board of Directors of that company) are involved in providing water for the irrigation system from our headworks; before the water enters the penstock pipe which brings water to the turbine that helps generate power. One thing I can say here is that it has its share of problems, though. Therefore, I recommend that you contact BPC CEO and through him those involved in the management of AKWUA.

With best regards,

Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst

From: [] On Behalf Of ganesh gurung
Sent: Tuesday, Novemer 23, 2010 8:12
Subject: [NNSD] Pro-poor irrigation System

Dear Dr. Prachanda Pradhan,

It is good to know that Dr. Lin is visiting Nepal and I have vivid memory that I met her once and discussed about water share system in irrigation system.

Every year (even this year budget), we allocate large amount ( 10 ARBA) in irigation sector which largely benefits to large landholders in general and particularly to landlords where poor landless or small landholders do not benefit or benefits less compare to big landholding families. Thus without land reform system, present investment every year is making rich more richer.

In this regard, I am looking for Adhikhola irrigation system which tried to bring some innovative irrigation system that can equally benefit to landless and small land holding families.

Since you have been involved so long in irrigation research, do you have any materials/literature on Andhi khola irrigation system or any system that can equally benefit to landless/small land holders?


Ganesh Gurung PhD.
National Planning Commission
Nepal Government
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel 4210058.

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