Hydropower plant in Jumla rehabilitated with Indian assistance inaugurated

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Kathmandu: A small hydropower plant at Chandannath Municipality in Jumla district rehabilitated with Indian assistance has been inaugurated on Wednesday.

The hydropower plant that was rehabilitated with India’s financial assistance of Rs 26.39 million was virtually inaugurated by Karun Bansal, First Secretary (DP&R) of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu; District Coordination Committee, Jumla, and Nepal Electricity Authority, Jumla.

The power plant was built in 1983 by Nepal Electricity Authority with power production capacity of 200 KW. The power plant was damaged due to natural calamity.

The power plant would benefit approximately 20,000 people.

At the request of user committee, local people & DCC, Jumla, the government of India extended financial support for the rehabilitation of the power plant, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a press statement.

The government of India grant, under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’, was utilized for construction of Reservoir Tank & Rehabilitation of Small Hydro Power Plant.

The power plant would benefit approximately 20,000 people.

India has already completed 450 HICDPs in Nepal, of which 10 are in Province 6, including 2 in Jumla District.

A total of four government of India funded projects are under various stages of completion/implementation in Province-6. In addition to above, the Embassy of India has gifted five ambulances to various health posts, NGO in Jumla.

This power plant would contribute to meet the needs of regions where there is no major technological development and they are able to improve the population’s quality of life with the creation of jobs, increase the local economy, and enhance the region, reads the statement.