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 Er. Pratik Pradhan   DEVELOPMENT OF IRRIGATION IN NEPAL NEPAL As known to everybody, Nepal is a small landlocked country with the total area of 147,181 km sq. Its location on the globe is (28 ° N, 84 ° E). And as per census 2011, the total population of Nepal is 26,620,809. The geography is diverse with wide variation in altitude. The profile in south to north direction is 61m at kachanakal, jhapa and 8848m Sagarmatha (the world highest peak Mt. Everest). Hence 80% of total population is depended on the agriculture done in 28.6% of total land that supports 38.1% of national GDP and thus the country is called agricultural country. Agriculture is directly related with water and the art of providing water to the plants, artificially, for the proper nourishment and growth of the plant is IRRIGATION. DEVELOPMENT OF IRRIGATION IN NEPAL In Nepal, irrigation was started with early civilization, during the time of Lord Buddha from Rohini River in south Terai. Since then the