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Terai

(in India) a belt of marshy land at the foot of mountains, esp at the foot of the Himalayas in N India

Terai

 

(also Tarai), a swampy area in India and Nepal, in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, in the northeast of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The Terai forms a strip 30 to 50 km wide at an elevation of up to 900 m. It is covered with jungles, which consist of sal trees, bamboo, magnolias, orchids, and lianas. A considerable part is covered with silt and overgrown with tall grasses. Some parts have been drained and planted with rice and other crops. The swampiness of the Terai is due to excessive precipitation, abundant groundwater, and poor drainage of the submontane plains.

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The second phase is to be held in four provinces, mostly in the plains known as Tarai or Madhes, where the number of local bodies is almost twice as those that went to polls in the first phase.
Gita Chaudhary Tharu, the secretary of Tharuhat Tarai Democratic Party, says over 400,000 Tharus live in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts, but these districts have been separated from the Nawalparasi-Bardiya province.
Youth killed: A youth identified as Sharief Zada S/O Gul Faraz, a resident of Chino village Talash was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on was hit by a speeding truck at Tarai on Wednesday, police and residents said.
The Senior Superintendent of Police has been asked to depute police personnel at village Paboohar and Rana Sar Tarai for a week to avert any untoward incident as a large amount of water is collected there.
While the Himalayas make up Nepal's Northern region, the southern lowland known as the Tarai, is covered with dense tropical jungles with diverse wildlife and exotic birds.
A cette occasion, Mustapha Tarai, premier secretaire de la section provinciale Moulay Rachid a Casablanca, n'a pas manque de saluer l'organisation et la celebration de ce moment historique au centre Moulay Rachid.
Mid Western Development Region (MWDR) is located in the western part of Nepal and extending from highly elevated mountain range in the north to Indian border to the tarai plain in south (fig-1).
The assistance will be used in the first phase of modernizing the irrigation scheme located in Kailali in the far Western Tarai Region.
NEW Delhi must seriously heed the warning by Hridesh Tripathi, a member of the Nepal Constituent Assembly and the Tarai Madesh Loktantrik Party, regarding the growth of Chinese influence in Nepal.