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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.

Under Construction Hydropower Projects

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Taman Khola Hydropower Project

Burtiwang (Baglung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-04-08
  • Installed Capacity : 4.85 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Mai Beni Hydropower Project

Namsaling,Soyang,Goduk (Ilam)

Located in the middle reach of Mai river in Ilam district in eastern part of Nepal, Mai Beni Hydropower Project is a runoff river type hydropower project with an installed capacity of 9.51 MW. The project is the pilot project of Urja Developers Pvt. Ltd., and has undergone construction works since May 2018. The components of the project lie between 490 m and 645 m above mean sea level, all of which are accessible through access roads constructed by the project itself. All the major components of the project are within 5 km distance from Mechi highway.
  • Issue Date: 2018-04-19
  • Installed Capacity : 9.51 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Simrutu Khola Hydropower Project

Rugha (Rukum)

  • Issue Date: 2018-04-20
  • Installed Capacity : 0.2 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Middle Daram Khola-A Hydropower Project

Heel,Argal,Amarbhumi (Baglung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-05-23
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Middle Daram Khola-B Hydropower Project

Amarbhumi,Harichaur,Heel (Baglung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-05-23
  • Installed Capacity : 4.5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Khudi Hydropower Project

Ghanpokhara,Khudi (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-05-23
  • Installed Capacity : 26 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Chhyandi Small Hydropower Project

Bansar,Faleni (Lamjung)

Upper Chhandi Khola Small Hydropower Project (UCKSHP) is a Run-of-River type hydroelectricity generation scheme with an installed capacity of 4.0 MW. The project is aimed at generation of 22.05 GWh average annual energy before 5% outage using design discharge of 0.67m3/s at Q40 off Chhandi Khola (a tributary of Dordi River) and net head of 712.15 m. The proposed project site is located in Bansar and Phaleni VDCs of Lamjung District in Western Development Region of Nepal within the geographical boundaries 280 16' 05" N to 280 17' 46" N latitude and 840 28' 38" to 840 29' 57" E longitude. The proposed headworks and powerhouse of the proposed Upper Chhandi Khola SHP is located on the right bank of Chhandi Khola at around 3 Km upstream (river stretch length) and at around 100 m upstream of the headworks site of existing Chhandi Khola Hydropower Project on the right bank of Chhandi Khola, respectively in Bansar VDC. The catchment area at intake of the Upper Chhandi Khola hydropower project is 13.51Km2.
  • Issue Date: 2018-05-23
  • Installed Capacity : 4 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Gulandi Khola Small Hydropower

Khadagkot,Foksing,Purtighat (Gulmi)

  • Issue Date: 2018-05-30
  • Installed Capacity : 0.98 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Tamor Hydropower Project

Phurumbu,Linkhim,Lelep,Tapethok (Taplejung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-06-10
  • Installed Capacity : 285 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Tara Khola Community (Mini) Hydropower Project

Tara (Baglung)

  • Issue Date: 2018-07-12
  • Installed Capacity : 0.38 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Hewa A Small Hydroelectric Project

Ekteen,Yanganam,Memeng,Sidin (Panchthar)

  • Issue Date: 2018-07-30
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Tila-1 Hydropower Project

Dahafatgaun,Gela,Manma,Mugraha,Pakha,Sukitaya (Kalikot)

  • Issue Date: 2018-08-24
  • Installed Capacity : 440 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction