The Entire Terai Can Be Irrigated

There are enough rivers that all of Terai can be irrigated. And total flood control is a distinct possibility. Those two steps alone will take up the agricultural production in the Terai by at least a factor of three to five. These two steps also can bring in cooperation from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and by association Delhi itself.

Active encouragement of migration to the three Inner Terai vast valleys of Udaypur, Chitwan and Surkhet will also make room for massive reforestation programs in the hills and mountains so as to counteract landslides.

There has to be a comprehensive master plan that makes room for (1) 40,000 MW of electricity generation, (2) total round the year irrigation across the Terai, and (3) total flood control. You have to find ways to do these without massive ecological damages.

A year round black topped Hulaki Rajmarg is at the center of this whole discussion.


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