India has dismissed media reports that the release of excess water from the Dhauliganga dam in Uttarakhand was responsible for the heavy floods in the Darchula region of western Nepal.
Reports in a section of Nepali media have blamed the release of water from reservoir of the 280 MW
hydro-electric project for floods that resulted in the loss of lives and caused damage in Nepal this week.
“The question of India releasing the dam water simply does not arise,” stated a statement by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu on Friday.
It mentioned that the large inflow of water to the dam’s reservoir due to heavy rainfall in the catchment area on June 16 passed through the spillway as in the case with all such projects.