Four micro-hydel projects in Nepal

The word

Small hydro power projects have been launched under the Rural Energy Development Programme in Sindhupalchok district of , Nepal. The main objective of the programme is to raise the living standards

Although small hydro electric schemes are considered ideal for remote hill villages, planners have overlooked crucial factors and not all villagers are happy

Efforts at realising the vastly untapped potential of hydel power in the country are hampered by lack of finances

Although small hydro projects are expensive, they are clean and renewable sources of energy and there is scope to reduce costs

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