Introduction

Nepal is one of the earliest members, joining ICID in 1973 and is very active both nationally and internationally in the fields of irrigation and drainage. However, Nepal National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (NENCID) registered formally as a Non-Governmental Organization in 2016. Any individual or institution working in the field of irrigation and drainage can obtain the membership of the committee. The Annual General Meeting held in April 2017, elected a new Executive Committee, which is chaired by the Director General, Department of Irrigation and others officials and members are from government, non-government organizations, academic institutions, etc. The National Committee has been conducting various activities to promote policies and programs to enhance sustainable development of irrigated agriculture and water management related activities in the country.