Water is an important natural resource of Nepal. The immense quantity of water available in the country and its potentiality to irrigate significant percentage of the total agricultural land, provide us the opportunity of overcoming the barriers of economic development in this beautiful Himalayan country.

The responsibility of utilization and management of this resource lies in the Ministry of Irrigation. Preparation plan and policies and their implementation regarding development of irrigation for the efforts to achieve agricultural development targets are the objectives of this ministry.