India and Nepal had reached an agreement for the construction of the multipurpose project on Sapta Kosi
river of Nepal way back in 1991.
Thirty of the 56 sluice gates at a barrage along the Kosi
at the Indo-Nepal border have been opened, and rescue teams deployed to evacuate villagers, officials said.
It not only damaged three under-construction power plants on the Trisuli River, but May aftershocks also halted work on the 456 MW Upper Tama Kosi
Seven years ago, the Kosi
river had breached an embankment at Kusaha in Nepal and changed its course to leave a trail of destruction in the five northeastern districts of Bihar.
According to a report prepared by the Government of Bihar, World Bank and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, around 493 people were killed and more than three millions villagers settled in 993 villages were badly affected when the Kosi
burst through its eastern embankment in Nepal on August 18, 2008, and flowed through the densely-populated habitats across five districts of Bihar.
The entire exhumed midcrustal package has been subject to late-stage folding during the formation of the Tama Kosi
window, a structural culmination that may reflect out-of-sequence adjustment of the orogenic wedge or, alternatively, an inversion of primary basin morphology (Long et al., 2011).
The 14-day trip will include a 10 day river trip down the Sun Kosi
River, and voluntary work to benefit local people.
Ceri said: "We started with South African snacks and drinks followed by a short presentation from me about John Wesley Kosi
Bay school and the area it is in.
Hussain said Gadkari would be apprised of the developments in Bihar, including the return of Rs5 core of flood money that was given to the state for Kosi
flood relief in 2008.
The research was motivated by the flooding in 2008 of the Kosi
River in northern India, which caused the displacement of more than a million people.
Nearly half of the 1.2 million people who were left homeless when the Kosi
River burst its banks two weeks ago had been rescued yesterday, and officials hope to reach the others in the next three days.