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Electrifying the houses around the clock, how difficult it is, for the country like Nepal?

Electrifying the houses around the clock, how difficult it is, for the country like Nepal?

No doubt, the power demands are bound to increase with the lapse of time. This is because the need for rapid industrialization is the order of the day, and electricity offers the fastest way towards industrial development. Among others, it lights buildings, powers various kinds of machinery, collects and disseminates information. Electricity is one of the most reliable sources of energy. It is an essential ingredient of economic development and is equally necessary for non-commercial uses.

In reality, the existence of tremendous resource is by itself not enough for meeting the people's needs. This is testified by the fact that Nepal's hydropower potential is more unutilized. What is essential is their efficient and adequate exploitation, which is only possible only through improved plans and programme. In fact, power generation in Nepal has not been increasing proportionately due to various problems. The government has taken some measures to increase the production of electricity for electrifying the country and meeting the ever-increasing demand for power. After the restoration of democracy in 1990AD, the government decided to bring in more private sectors participation and investment from within and outside the country in Nepal's hydropower sector. This policy only brings few positive results. Besides, there are nos. of problem in the way to appropriate harnessing of hydroelectricity such as lack of proper networking for production and supply system. Gap on the public awareness about the utilization of electricity is also the serious threat. The high cost of extending distribution facilities in rural areas had discourages Nepal electricity authority from including the rural population in the national power system.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:20 )

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