May 21, 2020: Minister of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal today issued Nepal’s new political and administrative map depicting Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani areas as Nepal’s territory. The three areas that lay east of the Kali (Mahakali) River were Nepali territory as per the 1816 Sugauli Treaty. India, however, has political and administrative control over these areas and claims them to be its part.
The new map has added 335 square kilometres of land in Nepal, taking the total area from 147,181 to 147,516.
The government will soon put the new map on the government website, use it in all offices and incorporate it in school textbooks.
India had inaugurated a link road from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet Autonomous Region of China via Lipulekh. Nepal had objecting to the inauguration of the link road.