Nishikhola-2 Hydropower Project comes into operation


    BAGLUNG: The Nishikhola II Hydropower Project with the capacity of 100 Kilowatts has come into operation in Baglung district.

    A total of 967 households have received the electricity facility from the electricity generated from the project, constructed with financial support of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Energy Sector Support Programme, Dhaulagiri Community Resource Centre and Bohoragaun VDC, technical support of Ocean Power Service, Butwal and locals’ voluntary labour, according to the chairman of the project, Taranath Sharma.

    The project was constructed at a cost of Rs. 34.36 million and will benefit locals of Ward Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 of the VDC.

    Meanwhile, stakeholders are making efforts in developing the district as the district of hydropower.

    The District Development Committee has already expressed commitment to declare the district as electrified district by 2017.

    According to the District Energy Branch, now more than 27,000 households have received the electricity supply in the district.

    Source : RSS