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About Nepal Water Resource Portal

The Nepal Water Resource Portal provides a complete picture of Nepal’s water resources and its varied uses. It is a database of all major and minor rivers and river basins along with operational, under construction and under survey hydropower projects on these rivers. In addition, the website includes irrigation projects and groundwater level across the country, giving a spatial representation of Nepal’s water resource and its utilities.


The team working on the portal was inspired by the lack of composite information on how water resources are used or at times even exploited. This portal, therefore, provides a tool to analyze water resources and the development of a region. It uses GIS to locate the infrastructure projects on each river, within the administrative boundaries along with the salient features of those projects, bringing to light the developmental trajectory of our rivers.

Application for Generation License Hydropower Projects

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Sepli Khola

Patle,Jantarkhani,Ragadeep (Okhaldhunga)

  • Issue Date: 2017-05-18
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Dudhpokhari Chepe HEP

Kharibot (Gorkha)

  • Issue Date: 2017-11-07
  • Installed Capacity : 8.836 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Super Melamchi Hydropower Project

Melamche (Sindhupalchok)

  • Issue Date: 2017-10-22
  • Installed Capacity : 24.7 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Lomsa HEP

Syama (Dolakha)

  • Issue Date: 2017-10-04
  • Installed Capacity : 1.1 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Budhi Gandaki HEP

Kerauja,Sirdibas,Uiya (Gorkha)

  • Issue Date: 2011-04-14
  • Installed Capacity : 341 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Tiplyang Kaligandaki HEP

  • Application Date: 2019-03-25
  • Installed Capacity : 58 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run Of River
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Upper Daraudi Hydropower Project

Ghyalchok,Simjung,Saurpani (Gorkha)

  • Application Date: 2019-04-03
  • Installed Capacity : 9.200 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run Of River
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Lower Barun Khola HPP

Hatiya (Sankhuwasabha)

  • Application Date: 2019-06-06
  • Installed Capacity : 132 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run Of River
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Uttarganga Storage Hydropower Project

Bowang,Boharagaun,Nisi,Adhikarichaur (Baglung)

  • Application Date: 2019-07-02
  • Installed Capacity : 828 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run Of River
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Upper Balefhi

Golche,Gumba (Sindhupalchok)

  • Issue Date: 2008-06-16
  • Installed Capacity : 46 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Myagdi Khola Hydropower Project

Mudi (Myagdi)

  • Issue Date: 2015-01-18
  • Installed Capacity : 57.3 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river
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Himchuli Dordi HEP

Dhodeni,Faleni (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2015-03-27
  • Installed Capacity : 57 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-the-river