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Class : 11
Unit : Economics


Explain the potentiality of water resources in Nepal.

Ans : Nepal is a very rich country in water resources. The water resources of Nepal has several potentiality like hydroelectricity generation, irrigation, drinking water, water transport and many more. However the major potential of water resources is hydroelectricity. S.N River system Theoretical potentiality(MW) Techno-economic potentiality(MW) i. Koshi 22,000 10,860 ii. Gandaki 21,000 5,270 iii. Karnali & Mahakali 36,000 27,360 iv. Other rivers 4,000 880 Total 83,000 MW 44,370 MW