India to construct sanitation facility at Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

Highlights:

  • India has pledged to construct a Rs.2.33 crore sanitation facility at the Pashupatinath Temple complex in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Details Analysis:
  • It will improve the infrastructure in the holy shrine for the pilgrims.
  • Pashupatinath Temple project will be constructed under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri: Development Partnership as a high impact community development scheme by India.
  • Under the initiative, India has pledged to extend financial assistance amounting to NRs Rs.2.33 crore for the sanitation facility that would be implemented by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
  • The project will be implemented as per the norms laid out by the Nepal Government in 15 months.
  • India’s assistance for the infrastructure development at the Pashupatinath Temple complex comes amid a raging border row between the two countries.
  • Note: In Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple is the largest temple complex. 
  • It has stretched on both sides of the Bagmati River.
  • Thousands of worshippers from Nepal and India visit the temple every day.