- India recognizes the importance of accelerating economic rehabilitation and development in Nepal and remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in this direction. The Indo-Nepal Economic Cooperation program has an outlay of over NRs. 7600 crores with more than 529 large and small projects, completed or currently being implemented, in all districts of Nepal. These developmental projects, undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with Government of Nepal, are in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development. Projects with a total outlay of less than NRs 5 crore are termed as Small Development Projects (SDPs). The Governments of India and Nepal signed an agreement in 2003 for GOI financial assistance for SDPs, which had been renewed in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Separate MoUs have been signed for big projects viz. Construction of Roads, Railway Lines, Bridges, River Embankment Programs, Integrated Check Posts, Poly-technics, Hospitals, etc.
- The Consulate General of India, Birgunj is responsible for identification, implementation and monitoring of Government of India assisted projects in the 8 districts under its consular jurisdiction, namely Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Makwanpur and Chitwan. Currently, 26 Small Development Projects with a total outlay of NRs 65.46 crores are being implemented in these 8 districts. For list of the ongoing Small Development Projects please click here. During the years 2015-16 (April-March) & 2016-17, funds amounting to NRs. 2.74 crores and NRs. 0.54 crores respectively were made available to the implementing agencies for these projects. So far, 35 SDPs have been completed and handed over to the beneficiary organization in the 8 districts under Consulate’s jurisdiction. For details of these projects please click here. Government of India has also committed 6 major projects with total outlay of NRs. 1732 crores within the Consular jurisdiction of the Consulate. For details of these projects, please click here.
- India is involved in various ways in extending cooperation to Nepal in the health and education sectors. Besides assistance in construction of hospitals, GOI has a scheme of gifting ambulances to hospitals, Health Centres and Red Cross Societies on the occasion of India’s Republic Day & Independence Day. For the list of 108 ambulances donated by the Consulate in its area of jurisdiction till 15.08.2016 please click here. GOI also has a program of donation of school buses and gifting of books to schools and libraries and lab equipment and chemicals to educational institutions. For the list of 22 school buses donated by the Consulate in the 8 districts under its jurisdiction till 15.08.2016, please click here.