Nepal Irrigation Project Update – October 2021

Construction on the irrigation canals in Lahachowk takes place mostly during the rare occasions when crops are not in the field. This is usually during mid March and late October. A small window opened earlier this year and some work was completed however was shutdown again due to COVID.

The good news is that the villagers are reporting that a really good rice crop is developing. This is in large part to the ICO work over the years that has contributed to the addition of concrete walls/floors in over 3.5 km of irrigation canals contributing to a massive increase in the rice harvests. And the excellent monsoon rains of course help too! The rice harvest begins in mid October so we are now hoping the weather continues to be favorable so the crops will dry and can be harvested properly.