March 22, 2012Govinda Bahadur Thapa
Dear Govinda Bahadur jee
Yes, there are quite a few people who opine that electricity from rivers in Nepal should be generated only by Indian companies, that too for consumption in India. For some strange reason they seem to believe that Nepal’s electricity crisis will be solved by exporting power to India; almost as if implying that Nepal is part of India.
You have touched the raw nerve with regard to India grabbing rivers and not doing any work. They do so to preempt Nepal from using water for consumptive uses like irrigation. Good example of this is upper Karnali. If this project is implemented at its full potential (storage project with installed capacity of 4,180 MW) as a multipurpose project then, with Nepal using water from this project during dry season for irrigation for multiple cropping, India will be deprived from dry season augmented/regulated flow during dry season. Unfortunately for us in Nepal, there are many Nepali intellectuals who are actively working to further this very agenda of India.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
From: govinda thapa [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:53
Subject: RE: West Seti getting dragged into controversy unnecessarily
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
Some people also seem to have opinion in Nepal that electrity from the Nepali rivers should be generated by none other than the Indian Companies. And India on the other hand grabs the river and never execute it as in the case of Mahakali river. India has realized its hidden objective in Mahakali river because Nepal will have to struggle hard to get rid of India from this project even if Nepal either wants to do by itself or invites some one else for negotiation.
Govinda Bahadur Thapa
Subject: West Seti getting dragged into controversy unnecessarily
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:56:44 +0545
West Seti is getting dragged into controversy again. However, this time it is for different/wrong reasons.