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What west Seti Power Project can mean for India-Nepal ties

GS Paper 2

Syllabus: India and neighbourhood- relations



  • India will be taking over an ambitious hydropower project in Nepal West Seti nearly four years after China withdrew from it, ending a six-year engagement between 2012 and 2018.
  • India’s National Hydro Power Corporation has already begun preliminary engagement of the site in far-western Nepal following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lumbini


West Seti project:        

  • The proposed 750-megawatt West Seti Hydropower Project is to be built on the Seti river in far-western Nepal.
  • West Seti and Seti river, a joint project, has the capacity to generate 1200 MW of electricity.

India-Nepal power relations:

  • Mahakali treaty was signed in1995 to produce 6480 MW.
  • Upper Karnali project
  • 900 MW Arun Three projects in eastern Nepal’s SankhuwaSabha.


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Practice Questions:

Consider the following statements:

  1. The West Seti dam is located at the confluence of the Seti and Karnali river.
  2. Seti dam lies to the east of Kathmandu.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: (c)