DHARAN, Feb 12: Minister for Science, Education and Technology Ashok Kumar Rai has said that five billion rupees will be allocated in the next fiscal year's budget to address the problem of drinking water in Dharan.

SINDHUPALCHOK, Jan 4: The repair work of the Melamchi drinking water project has reached its final stage. The destructive flood that occurred in the Melamchi River in June 2021 caused extensive damage to the estuary area of the project.

GULMI, Oct 15: Local people of Dhurkot Rural Municipality in Gulmi district have been elated after receiving the water at their houses through the lifting technology. With the new facility in place, their compulsion to reach far away to fetch a pot of water has ended.

The purification of drinking water is paramount for safeguarding public health. The Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) of 2022 reveals that a mere 25% of the population employs effective water treatment methods like boiling, bleaching, filtering, and solar disinfection.

BANIYANI (JHAPA), Sept 14: The Haldibari rural municipality in Jhapa has launched the free distribution of drinking water to the locals, aiming to improve people's access to clean drinking water.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has initiated a strict monitoring campaign to ensure the quality of drinking water, milk and oil consumed by the consumers.

As this project encapsulates a legacy of misguided development that has left the Kathmandu Valley parched and disillusioned, it is time for the government to launch a thorough investigation into the project's chronicle, identify those responsible, and offer transparent answers to the citizens.

KATHMANDU, July 31: In view of deepening drinking water crisis due to climate change impacts and other reasons, the three layers of government have agreed to work together for regulation of water use, conservation of water source and the recharge system.

There have been alarming reports of parched settlements on the southern slopes of the Chure hills across Madhesh. Once known for their perennial water sources, numerous communities in the Chure region are now grappling with a severe water crisis, especially during the summer season. Dhangadhimai-13 Bhorleni in Siraha is one of the settlements severely affected by the acute water shortage.

KATHMANDU, June 8: It may come as a surprise to many to know that the tap which was inaugurated to begin distribution of water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project to Kathmandu residents has run out of water for a long time.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The water leakage problem which was prevailing until a few months ago has come down significantly in Kathmandu Valley recently.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The government has started taking initiatives to make the water temporarily brought to the capital from the mouth of the Melamchi River located in Helambu Rural Municipality-1 of Sindhupalchok even during the rainy season.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Melamchi Water Supply Project has not been able to distribute the entire water brought to the capital from Ambathan, the source of Melamchi river in Sindhupalchowk district, eight days ago.

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But water supplied from the Melamchi River alone won’t help address the problem of water scarcity in the Kathmandu Valley. This will only ease the existing water crisis. The construction of this project began in 1999. Melamchi was one of the 22 potential sources of water identified by a survey conducted back in 2029 BS to address the growing water crisis in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: From today, water is being distributed to the capital through the tunnel at Ambathan, the origin of the Melamchi River located in Helambu Rural Municipality-1 of Sindhupalchok

KATHMANDU, July 20: In a case of utter negligence by a drinking water bottling plant, insect larvae and algae has been found in a water jar produced by the plant at a time when cholera outbreak is feared in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, JULY 19: The construction of the Dharahara has been halted due to underground utility pipes of telecom and drinking water present at its construction sites. It is said that at least 16 such utility pipes are laid under the construction site of the view tower complex.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The shortage of drinking water is getting aggravated in Garuda market, the center of Garuda Municipality of Rautahat district. The problem of drinking water has been growing since last month.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has urged people not to use carbide to ripen fruits.

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KATHMANDU, June 28: As per the study carried out by the National Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), the cholera-causing bacterium E. coli has contaminated drinking water sources in Kathmandu. Dr Chuman Lal Das, Chief of EDCDC, states that among different water sources of the valley evaluated by the department, the bacteria were discovered in the water of Bagbazar, Dilli Bazaar, and Sanepa,

GORKHA, June 4: Water scarcity problems continue in Gorkha despite construction of Rs 440 million Daraundi water project

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.

Last hope on Melamchi

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The government has signed an agreement with Chinese contractor Sinohydro Corporation Limited to complete the remaining construction work of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Lawmakers have called for establishing an independent authority to handle all the works relating to drinking water supply and management.

After the major shift from plastic bottles to glass bottles being used for drinking water, there is another option of clay vessels. Here are a few facts that will help you decide better.

TANAHUN, Aug 19: Students at Bishnu Secondary School of Nahala, Bandipur Rural Municipality-1, who were facing drinking water problems now have access to drinking water.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Everest Bank Ltd has handed over a check for Rs 500,000 as a continuation of its support to Teach for Nepal under its CSR initiative on education.

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.

CHITWAN, JULY 17: It has come to a revelation that the drinking water being supplied from the district-based projects was contaminated.

DADELDHURA, July 9: The drying up of water sources in the Chure area due to haphazard excavation has compelled the locals to rely on rivers for water.

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.

NEW DELHI, July 7: In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India’s rich and poor.

MELAMCHI, June 25: Local contractors have agreed to allow the contract winning company to work in Melamchi drinking water project on two conditions.

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.

Primitive society

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Nepal’s primitiveness is starker in its villages, where public amenities such as drinking water supply, public sanitation, paved streets and improved housing are largely absent

TIKAPUR, May 27: Locals of Tikapur have demonstrated that the participation of consumers' committee can help expedite projects of vital importance to the public.

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.

BAGLUNG, March 18: With the arrival of summer, drinking water woes have begun to hit Baglung residents. The problem is worse in Baglung Bazar, where the population is dense.

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.