Since 2003, India has completed 446 High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs) in Nepal

India has provided NRs 35 million financial assistance to Nepal for the construction of a new Cooperative Promotion Centre building for District Cooperative Union Limited in Lalitpur district.

The building was inaugurated on Thursday.

“Today, the new Co-operative Promotion Center building for District Co-operative Union Limited Lalitpur, built with Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs. 35 Million was inaugurated by Ms Namgya C. Khampa, Deputy Chief the Embassy of India to Nepal,” the Embassy of India in Kathmandu said in a statement.

The new building of the Cooperative Union built under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’ has three floors. The first floor will be used for an open market, second floor has office and training rooms, a multipurpose hall, a resource center, cafeteria and part of the multipurpose basement will also be used for parking.

The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project and implemented by the District Coordination Committee, Lalitpur.

Since 2003, India has completed 446 High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs) in Nepal, of which 84 are in Province 3, including 9 in Lalitpur District.

In addition to above, the Embassy of India has gifted 18 ambulances and 9 school buses to various health posts, NGO and educational institutes in Lalitpur District.

Established in 1972, the District Cooperative Union Ltd, Lalitpur, has about 765 cooperatives as its member societies with over 350,000 members.

It has a mandate to lead, support, coordinate and promote activities of its member cooperatives, and to develop and strengthen farming communities.

India has been a steadfast and development partner of Nepal.

“Through this project, the Embassy of India complements the effort of the Government of Nepal will support the agriculture sector. To support holistic development solutions, in the last two years, India has also trained 59 agriculture scientists, farmers and agriculture policy makers in the areas of organic farming, soil testing and fertilizer science in premier Indian agriculture centers in the National Capital Region of Delhi,” the statement read.

Both Governments are also working towards establishing model veterinary hospitals and veterinary laboratories in Nepal, it added.