Pancheshwar Development Authority (PDA)
India and Nepal had signed a Treaty known as Mahakali Treaty in February, 1996. Implementation of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project is the centrepiece of the Mahakali Treaty. Required field investigations for the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project were completed by a Joint Project Office (JPO-PI) in 2002 (except for some confirmatory tests ). But mutually acceptable DPR of Pancheshwar Project could not be finalized due to differences on certain contentious issues. For Mahakali Treaty 1996, click-Mahakali Treaty
During the 3rd meeting of Joint Committee on Water Resources (JCWR) held in September-October 2008 at Kathmandu (Nepal), it was decided to set up Pancheswhar Development Authority (PDA) at the earliest for the development, execution and operation of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project.
The constitution of the Pancheshwar Development Authority has been notified vide Office Memorandum no. Z-14012/3/2013-Ganga dated 07.08.2014. For Terms of Reference (TORs), click-TORs
Two meetings of the Governing Body of the Authority have been held, the first in September 2014 and the second in November 2014. The Statute of the Authority has been signed.
Detailed Project Report & CEIA Study of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project
The work of DPR preparation & Comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment (CEIA) study has been awarded and is targeted to be completed by September 2015.