The recent Kosi megaflood, caused by a breach in the Kosi embankment in Nepal on August 18, 2008 and a sudden change in the course of the Kosi River, was one of the most significant and damaging flood events ever to hit Bihar. The Kosi disaster also ranks as one of the greatest disasters in India.

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Saptakosi, Sunkosi will help to tame Kosi
Prachanda will arrive in India
on Sunday

India will request Nepal for logistics and security

NEW DELHI: With a sense of urgency, India will take up with Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) the issue of construction of the Saptakosi and Sunkosi dam projects in upstream Nepal to tame the Kosi in Bihar. He is arriving here on Sunday.

The multipurpose Saptakosi dam will substantially reduce the flooding in Kosi, which caused unprecedented havoc in Bihar this year.