Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal. (File photo/RSS)
KATHMANDU: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal has said the government was committed to bringing back Nepal’s undisputed land by holding diplomatic dialogue with India.
Minister Aryal said this while inaugurating a two-day online training on GIS and Remote Sensing Application organized by Progressive Engineering Association Nepal (PEAN) on Saturday.
On the occasion, she reiterated that the government was steadfast in reclaiming Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulek, which have been included in the new map the government has published recently, as it was proved by evidence and proofs that these territories belonged to Nepal.
“The Sugauli Treaty is the major evidence related to the border. It is clearly mentioned in this Treaty that the river originating from Limpiyadhura is the Kali river which is the border river,” she said, adding that Nepal had prepared the map and carried out a survey of its land before 2027 BS and it is clear from the maps prepared by India as well that the Kali river that flows through Limpiyadhura is the north-west border.
Minister Aryal also said the erroneous maps of the past would be replaced by the new official map.
The Minister further said a team of the Survey Department had gone to Limpiyadhura and Kalapani in 2045 BS for carrying out a survey in that area but the team had to return after obstruction by the Indian side. It was then stated that discussions would be held between the two governments and the cadastral works could not be carried out in the area since then. RSS