Thursday, February 2, 2012

Karnali River Basin Development by the people to whom it belongs to

February 3, 2012
To: 'Jagat Bhusal'

Bhusal jee

Good to hear from you. Thanks for your wishes for success of the campaign which doesn’t happen to be that of mine (as you have implied). The campaign has been launched by the people of Karnali River Basin who want to exploit their river primarily for the benefit of the region and secondarily for the benefit of our motherland. Therefore, I am supporting it wholeheartedly and glad that you too are in agreement with me.

In Nepal politicos, bureaucrats, intelligentsia et al come up with harebrained ideas/schemes (they – including the current one – invariably do so and each successive governments, unsurprisingly, don’t fail to do so) which deserve all the criticisms such ideas/schemes attract. But all of them take their turns to become intolerant of any critique (making one of nostalgic of monarchy!) and brand them “negative.”

Then hordes of media (there is always some qualitative exception) come forward to support for some return and brand anybody finding holes in the harebrained idea anti-development.

The people of Karnali Basin have risen up and they have come up with a brilliant idea: both creative and constructive that will help metamorphose not only the area but the country as a whole. Therefore, it is incumbent on all of us to support them.

No need to doubt that people will not listen to me; simply because it is not me who is putting the idea forward. The idea has come from the people to whom the River belongs to and in contrast to people blaming me for being negative; I am supporting the brilliant idea wholeheartedly.

But, this also challenges you to come forward in support of it by not only signing up and becoming a member but also persuading/convincing your family and friends to do so.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst

From: Jagat Bhusal []
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:08
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: Signature campaign

Dear Mr Shrestha

This is the right time to draw attention of the concerned for restructuring Nepal. Nepalese society in the present context is divided by sentiment which smells like some hundred years before smelling.

I wish success of your campaign. But i still doubt who listened to you.


Jagat K. Bhusal
The Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists Nepal
Po Box 11444, Kathamndu, Nepal.
Mob. 977 9851139357, Res. 97714491971 (Morning and evening only)

--- On Tue, 1/31/12, Ratna Sansar Shrestha wrote:

From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: FW: Signature campaign
To: "Ratna Sansar Shrestha"
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 6:07 PM

Dear Colleague

The citizenry of Karnali Basin have formed Karnali River Basin Conservation Society (comprising 21 districts of Seti, Mahakali and Rapti zones). The main objective of this society is to exploit Karnali river system (1) for the people of the area (2) with the investment of the people therefrom to the extent possible which doesn’t preclude investment from other Nepali citizens and even foreign investment.

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