Besisahar (Lamjung), May 15
While the main cities in Nepal have been facing hours long load-shedding, Tapagaon of Bansar Village Development Committee (VDC) in Lamjung district gets power supply for 24 hours.
This has been possible after the development of micro-hydropower project in the local river from the efforts of local residents with an assistance of Kaduri Agriculture and Association British Gorkha Nepal.
The Tap Hydropower Project (10 KW) was built about 4 years ago with the financial assistance of Rs. 3.6 million. The locals have provided free labour worth Rs. 250,000.
A total of 120 households of Bansar VDC Ward No. 9 and 10 have benefited from the micro hydropower project.
With a constant electricity supply in the remote village of the district, locals have expressed happiness. This has changed the lifestyle of the villagers as well.
With the availability of the electricity facility, various day-to-day activities including lighting, study of students, cooking, usages of utilities have been easier, said Nanda Kumari Gurung, president of local Mothers’ Group.
Computer and internet services have also been available in the village. The hours long load-shedding in towns have now been new for the villagers who were unknown about the electricity until some years ago.