Locals not content with upper Karnali project

Posted on: June 18, 2016 | views: 309

The locals affected by the Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project have drawn the attention of the Indian investor company, Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao (GMR), to address their concerns.

The locals' grievances were noted during the onsite inspection and interaction programe held by parliamentary Agriculture and Water Resource Committee and Investment Board Nepal (IBN).

The GMR was set to launch the project with necessary financial management last Friday prompting speculations from the locals that it should be in the interest of the country and the people.

Nepal will receive 12 per cent cost-free energy and maintain a 27 per cent share with the Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project. The Project is required to manage 239 households in three each VDCs in Surkhet and Achham, and six VDCs of Dailekh district.