Water Resources Utilisation: Irrigation

  • Som Nath Poudel

For almost half a century, Nepal’s economic development efforts have centred on its water resources. The available potential figures have been providing a distorted image to the wider population as well as to planners. The bountiful water resources available within the country are turning out to be more of a curse than a blessing. Despite the gifts of fertile land, warm climate, abundant water and a vast hydropower potential, the quality of life is still very poor, with high incidence of poverty, unemployment and a degrading ecosystem. All the prevailing challenges call for a new approach to water-sector development.


Irrigation System Irrigable Land Irrigation Scheme Storage Scheme Asian Development Bank 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Som Nath Poudel
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  1. 1.Water and Energy Commission Secretariat Ministry of Water ResourcesGovernment of NepalKathmanduNepal

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