BANEPA, July 22: An incessant rain-triggered landslide has buried a canal which has been used by farmers of Panauti municipality-11, Balthali of kavrepalanchowk to irrigate their land.

Youth goes missing in flooded canal

July 12, 2019 03:30 am

ITAHARI, July 12: A youth who was swept away by a flooded canal in Itahari on Thursday afternoon has gone missing as continuous rain for the past three days terrorizes settlements in various parts of the city.

Youth goes missing in flooded canal

July 12, 2019 03:30 am

ITAHARI, July 12: A youth who was swept away by a flooded canal in Itahari on Thursday afternoon has gone missing as continuous rain for the past three days terrorizes settlements in various parts of the city.

GORKHA, April 18: Construction of Palungtar Kundurtar Irrigation Project has resumed after a gap of 14 years. Construction of the canal, which can irrigate around 500 hectors of land had started in 2002 but was grounded the same year.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 11: Singer and musician, Shreeman Thuung Rai was killed after ramming his scooter (Ga 12 Pa 679) on a wall at around 9 PM in Pokhara.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 15: A two-member team of Australian experts has returned home after inspecting the western main canal of under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district.

The Sikta Irrigation Project, a project of national pride, hogged the headlines recently after its main canal was damaged during a test.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 2: Local leaders and commoners say that they have found several vulnerable points along the main canal of the Sikta Irrigation Project. After an inspection of the canal on Wednesday, they claimed that there are similar other weak points between 17.7 km to 35 km stretch of the canal in Dhakeri and they could collapse anytime.

NEPALGUNJ, July 26: Locals have demanded a probe on recurring damage in the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project.

NEPALGUNJ, July 25: The main canal of the multi-billion rupees Sikta Irrigation Project has broken down again on Monday night. The project, which is one of the high priority projects of the government, broke down while undergoing quality check.

ITAHARI, June 26: Five years ago, Balutun Khatun’s cottage on the bank of the Chatara Canal in Ramdhuni-2 was demolished as it was built by encroaching the canal’s land. The canal is part of the Sunsari-Morang Irrigation Project.

KHOTANG, June 20: A massive landslide in Patheka of Khotang district has destroyed a canal of a local mini hydropower project, shrouding the whole village in darkness.

BUTWAL, May 25: Outraged by the act of Tiger Palace Resort to dump sewage and garbage into a local canal, residents of the affected Bankatti and Babani villages of Bhairahawa have asked the five-star resort to abide by the past agreement not to pollute the canal. The hotel’s failure to uphold the deal will compel them to stage protests, they have warned.

BUTWAL, May 23: Just a few months ago, many cattle of Tilottama Municipality-15 of Rupandehi district fell ill after drinking water from a canal near the village. Locals said some goats even died after drinking the water.

AITADI, Nov 10: There used to be a well functioning concrete irrigation canal in Syaltadai village until a decade ago. But a massive landslide took toll on it while it displaced over 50 households in the locality. Since then, the locals have always voiced for a new canal time and again.

Root canal

September 10, 2017 01:30 am

One way to control floods is to dig up a national canal spanning the length of the country just below the edge of the hills touching Madhes.

NEPALGUNJ, September 5: Sikta Irrigation Project is yet to complete. But the government is spending huge resources every year for maintenance and reconstruction work of the mega irrigation project.

BAGLUNG, September 3: For the residents of the western part of Baglung, the Budhathok Small Hydropower Project has been turning into a white elephant.  The damage in canals of the project causes losses worth millions every year.

Mini-hydro project canal washed away

August 14, 2017 05:00 am

GULMI, August 13: Incessant rain for the last three days has washed away the biggest hydro power project in the district, leaving several wards of Musikot and Badikot villages without power. The dam of Daramkhola hydro project located at Musikot-9 collapsed in the flood. This is the biggest mini hydro project in the country.

JAJARKOT, Feb 5: Not a month has gone by since the 4.5 kilowatt Piko Hydro Power Project was inaugurated at Garkhakot-9 in Jajarkot, the canal that channelizes the water from the hydropower collapsed on Sunday.

BAJURA, Feb 1: A body of an abandoned infant was found in a canal at Kolti area on Tuesday morning.

BAJURA, Feb 1: A body of an abandoned infant was found in a canal at Kolti area on Tuesday morning.

GULMI, Sept 24: The Badighat River Hydro Power Project located at Neta VDC – 2 in Gulmi is yet to resume operation after a flooding in the river swept away 100 meters of canal.

Canal construction starts

August 29, 2016 09:58 am

ILAM, Aug 29: The construction of a canal in Ektappa VDC of Ilam has started with a budget of Rs 64 million.

Girl drowns in canal

August 10, 2016 14:25 pm

URLABARI (Morang), Aug 10: A 10-year-old girl drowned in a canal at Dangihat – 9 of Morang on Tuesday.

Govt to probe Sikta canal failure

July 6, 2016 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, July 6: The Ministry of Irrigation has a formed a committee to probe defects in the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project.

PHALEBASH (Parbat), July 3: An irrigation canal known as the first and oldest in Dhaulagiri zone collapsed due to incessant rainfall on Saturday morning.

PHALEBASH (Parbat), July 3: An irrigation canal known as the first and oldest in Dhaulagiri collapsed due to incessant rainfall on Saturday morning.

NEPALGUNJ, June 30: Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district has been receiving hundreds of millions of rupees from the government every year. Despite the allocation of such massive budget for the national pride project, locals accuse the government of not monitoring the project's progress.

BANKE, June 29: The main canal of multi-billion Sikta Irrigation Project has broken down on Tuesday, leading to substantial rise in water level at Jhijhari River in Banke district.