After the Nepal's request India will be taking over the West Seti Hydro Power Project nearly four year after china withdrew from this.
National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) has already begun preliminary engagement of the site in far-western Nepal.
This all taking place following by Prime Minister's visit at Lumbini at 16 May, 2022.
West Seti Hydroelectric Project
It is a storage type hydropower project with installed capacity of 750MW
West Seti Storage project is proposed to develop on Seti river.
The proposed dam of West Seti Hydropower Station is located between two regional faults.
The north side is 35km away from the main thrust fault while the south side is about 80km away from the Maximum Continuous Thrust (MCT).
This storage or reservoir will fill up during the monsoon season and the water will be drawn to generate power during peak hours each day in the dry season.
The project targets multi-purpose like flood control, navigation, fisheries, irrigation,that will help people on both sides.
It will restore India’s image in Nepal and give it weightage in future considerations for various projects.
This project has the potential to be a defining example of how Nepal and India will deal with power in the future. Mutual mistrust will continue to overshadow the possibility for long-term success on both sides unless India decides to respect Nepal's water and the current emphasis on electricity is reassessed.