Morang-Sunsari irrigation project suffers Rs. 800 million damage

Posted on: August 19, 2017 | views: 293

The Morang-Sunsari irrigation project has suffered a loss of around Rs. 800 million due to the floods triggered by heavy rainfall last week.

The major canal of the project had to be closed since August 10, and precaution adopted limited the extent of the damage, the project authorities said. Flowing of flood waters into the canal with a capacity for 60 cusecs water had damaged the 153-meter long bridge over the Lohondra river. 

The project comprising one major and 22 auxiliary canals irrigates 68 hectares of land in Morang and Sunsari district.

Low-pressure monsoon causing rainfall 

The effects of low-pressure monsoon has caused nationwide cloud and resulted in rainfall in some parts of the country today. 

The Meteorological Forecast Division has said that the rainfall in the country's central region is the result of the low pressure monsoon system. The low pressure monsoon circle has gradually weakened in Nepal and the development of the low pressure region has caused rainfall in the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding districts, expert at the Division Barun Poudel said. 

According to him, Nepal's weather is the result of the impact of low pressure region near Orissa and north-west Bengal in India. Poudel added that the existing pattern of weather would continue till Sunday. Remaining parts of the country would experience rainfall this evening. 

As per the latest update, Taplejung recorded the highest rainfall with 40 milliliters while Kathmandu has the lowest rainfall of just three milliliters.