KATHMANDU, March 22: Minister for Water Supply, Umakanta Chaudhary has said that work is underway to distribute water from the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk in the Kathmandu Valley within mid-April. He said that an agreement has been reached to bring water from the Yangri and Larke rivers to the capital as there would be a shortage even if 170 million liters of water is brought daily from Melamchi.
KATHMANDU, March 10: The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of Rs 2.7 billion to the Government of Nepal for the implementation of the Project for the Improvement of Water Supply in Biratnagar.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The existing water supply in the Kathmandu Valley is less than one-third of the demand. The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) distributes around 130 million liters of water on a daily basis, despite the demand of around 430 million liters.
KATHMANDU, March 28: The residents of the Kathmandu Valley have started receiving the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Water of the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district that was brought to the Valley through a long tunnel started flowing from their taps from Sunday.
LAMJUNG, Jan 27: More than 3,000 people of 300 households at Bhakunde in Lamjung have availed drinking water facility after the Bhakunde Drinking Water Project at Beshishahar Municipality-2 started distributing water to them from today.
MYAGDI, Jan 13: Mana Kumari Subedi is already 78. However, this local of Bagarfaat village of Jaljala Rural Municipality – 3 in Parbat district has no option but to fetch water from the Kali Gandaki River which flows nearby her home. If she does not do this, she won't have water at home to drink and for other use because there is no other active member at home.
PYUTHAN, Jan 7: Numi Devi Nagarkoti, 60, a resident of Jhimruk Rural Municipality-6, Phyuthan, goes to a public tap to fetch water everyday before sunrise. After waking up at four in the morning, her first job is to go to the nearby tap to fetch water.
BAJHANG, Nov 18 :People living in the headquarters of Bajhang and neighboring villages who have been drinking the water of the Seti River and Bauli Gaad will finally be provided safe and clean drinking water. The villagers of Jay Prithvi Municipality, Bhojpur, Damdur and Dewat of Chainpur, Bhajang will be supplied safe drinking water through collaborative efforts of the Asian Development bank and the Chainpur Drinking Water and Cleanliness Consumer's Committee (CDWCCC).
JAJARKOT, Oct 26: Tihar, the second biggest festival of Nepali Hindus, is around the corner. People around the country are busy in making necessary arrangements for Tihar celebrations. People are getting engaged in various activities ranging from cleaning houses and streets for Laxmi, the goddess of wealth to installing electric lamps to hustling and bustling in local markets for Tihar shopping.
KAILALI, July 24: A test conducted in a laboratory of the Federal Drinking Water Supply and Waste Management Project at Dhangadhi has found the presence of E coli bacteria in the drinking water supplied to the people living in eastern areas of Tikapur Municipality.
BHAIRAHAWA, July 8: With natural water sources drying up in many parts of Tarai, people are worried that they might have to struggle with drinking water shortages in the days ahead. Tube wells, taps, boring wells and ponds, which in the past have been reliable drinking water sources are drying up fast, they say.
KATHMANDU, June 17: The residents of Lakhatirtha in Dallu, Kathmandu, who had been suffering from the problem of drinking water shortage for nearly a decade, have taken a community-based initiative to resolve the problem. They formed a committee named Lakhatirtha Parishar Samiti (LPS) about six months ago, and after intense planning and multiple meetings, started distributing drinking water about two weeks ago from a public water tank built at the historical religious site.
KATHMANDU, June 10: It will take at least six months to bring water from Melamchi to Kathmandu if the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) awards the remaining tasks to a contractor through a new tender process within the next few weeks.
PARASI, June 8: Sunawal area in west Nawalparasi is facing a shortage of drinking water these days as most of the water sources in the Chure hills have dried due to the over-exploitation of natural resources.
KATHMANDU, June 7: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has asserted that the government was committed to providing basic drinking water facility to as many as 92 per cent of the total population by the end of next fiscal year 2019/20.
BHARATPUR, May 5: The locals of Kalika municipality ward no 6, 7 and 8 in Chitwan district have been reeling under drinking water shortage owing to crushers run nearby water resources illegally and without meeting the criteria.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Progress in development indicators of the country’s 14th development plan have been more satisfactory compared to those in the past plan periods, according to a report of National Planning Commission.
Less people around the world lack access to basic drinking water service than some years ago - but several countries, especially in Africa, still have a way to go to provide their citizens with safe water access.
KATHMANDU, March 21: Uncertainty is surrounding the fate of Melamchi Hydropower Project as concerned government agencies are not taking any decision to complete remaining works of the mega drinking water project.
GORKHA, Feb 21: A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality -6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour.
PARBAT, Feb 3: As a part of the 'One home, one tap' campaign, Kushma Municipality-10, Pipaltari has decided to adopt the lifting method for the distribution drinking water to 300 households of the village.
SIRAHA, Dec 20: It has been decades since Mana Maya Magar, 73, of Deurali village of Mirchaiya municipality – 9, has been fetching water from Ghurmi River. Even though the river’s water is not clean, her family doesn’t have any alternative for drinking water. She suffers from poor health, yet, there is no choice than to perform household chores. “I cannot work that as hard as I used to but still I do all that I can do,” she states.
SURKHET, Dec 16: Some 85 households of Dhoreni in Gurvakot Municipality-13 have been facing an acute shortage of drinking water since long back. So, the municipality designed a survey for a drinking water project last fiscal year.
SURKHET, Nov 26: The average daily demand for drinking water in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province, is 15.4 million liters. However, the authorities have been unable to meet the demand, thanks to the growing population.