Rapti


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Rapti

 

a river in Nepal and India, a left tributary of the Gogra (Ganges River basin). It is more than 600 km long and drains an area of approximately 30,000 sq km. The Rapti originates on the northern spurs of the Siwalik Range, cutting through them in a narrow gorge; the lower course flows over the Indo-Gan-getic Plain. There are flash floods in the summer. The Rapti is used for irrigation. It is navigable below the city of Gorakhpur in India.

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The government of nepal has requested the asian development bank (adb) to support the development of the priority river basins flood risk management project, which focuses on seven priority river basins in the terai region: west rapti, mawa-ratuwa, lakhandehi, mohana, khutiya, east rapti, and bakraha.
Summary: Dang [Nepal], Dec 21 (ANI): As many as 16 people, including students and teachers of an institute, were killed and 11 others were injured when the bus carrying them fell into a ravine along Rapti highway near Dang in Nepal on Friday.
Rivers Rapti, Ghaghara, Burhi Rapti, Rohini and Quano are in spate and have inundated vast areas in Lakhimpur Khiri, Barabanki, Faizabad and Ballia, Gorakhpur and Siddharthnagar.
at Dhakeri in Rapti Sunari Rural Municipality-9, the Himalayan Times reported.
Funded by the privately-run Rapti Eye Hospital, the centre will serve people living in some 22 village development committees (VDCs) in Rolpa district.
According to an estimate, while over five lakh people were affected directly because of rising water level in Ghaghra, Saryu and Rapti in last three 72 hours, over 90,000 people have been rendered homeless and standing crops worth ` 300 crore were washed away.
"Besides heavy rains, the damage is mainly on account of the Rapti
This confidence is shared by the Socialist EU parliamentarian Sylvana Rapti, who is a close aide of Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos.
Bishnu Poudel of Satasidham, Jhapa, on Sunday told his family members over telephone that the arrested Nepali youths were brought there by Kathmandu-based Rapti Manpower on illegal visas.
Research shows that in cases when appropriate educational software or ICT special devices were used during the teaching process pupils with language difficulties appeared to have a significant improvement in their school achievement; they also become more sociable and their low self-esteem improved (Raptis & Rapti 2000; www.dyslexic.com).
The communist parties were also protesting the Laxmanpur barrage built by India on the Indian side of the border on the Rapti River, which has inundated scores of villages in Nepal.
A Nepalese parliamentary committee has said the construction of the dam and barrage on the Rapti River is a violation of the international law.