Sagar Kumar Rai
Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Groundwater Resources Development Board
Groundwater resources exploration and identification activities in Nepal started as early as 1967 through a technical unit under the Department of Irrigation. To enhance groundwater study and investigation activities and to delineate potential area for groundwater irrigation development, Government of Nepal (GON) has established Groundwater Resources Development Board (GWRDB) under the Former Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) in 1976.
Surendra Man Shakya
Senior Divisional Hydrogeologist
Program and Projects
Groundwater Investigation Program started in the country in F.Y.2026/27. USAID was the first to conduct primary groundwater investigation program in Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Banke, Baridya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts through construction of deep tubewells.Read More
Community Shallow Tubewell Irrigation Project, with the loan assistance of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) was implemented in drought and flood affected five districts of Terai region namely Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Sarlahi and Rautahat.Read More
The project started its implementation work in Rupandehi District under the loan assistance of World Bank in F.Y. 1976/77. The project constructed 181 deep tubewells, 272 km of farm road, 287 km of electrification and provided irrigation facility for 20,309 ha. of land.Read More
Groundwater Resources Development Project (GWRDP) under Groundwater Resources Development Board (GWRDB) is responsible in the investigation of Groundwater in Nepal. The investigation work is carried out by GWRDP, Babar Mahal through its 8 branch offices and with collaboration of other GWRDB's project offices.
Groundwater Resources Development Project (GWRDP) under Groundwater Resources Development Board (GWRDB) is responsible in the investigation of Groundwater in Nepal. The investigation work is carried out by GWRDP,...
Water Quality analysis program is annually conducted by Groundwater Resources Development Project as one of its annual program in terai districts of Nepal. The organization consists of a chemical laboratory in its central office at Babarmahal, Kathmandu which is equipped with various laboratory instruments...
GWRDP, also carries out geophysical studies in terai districts to delineate the shallow and deep aquifer systems. Main Soil composition, which is of alluvial deposits, hence, resistivity method is mostly used in different terai districts...