India rehabilitated hydro power plant in Nepal inaugurated
The power plant would benefit approximately 20,000 people of Chandannath municipality in Nepal’s Jumla district
A newly rehabilitated small hydro power plant in Jumla district of Nepal built with India’s financial assistance was virtually inaugurated on Wednesday.
The small hydro power plant at Chandannath Municipality in Jumla District was built with Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs. 26.39 Million, announced a statement of the Indian Embassy in Nepal.
The hydro power plant at Chandannath municipality in Jumla district was built in 1983 by the Nepal Electricity Authority with power production capacity of 200 KW. The power plant was damaged due to natural calamity, the statement noted.
At the request of the user committee, local people & DCC, Jumla, the Government of India extended financial support for the rehabilitation of the small hydro power plant in Jumla district, it added.
The Government of India grant, under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’, was utilized for construction of reservoir tank & rehabilitation of small hydro power plant, the statement said.
The power plant would benefit approximately 20,000 people of Chandannath Municipality in Jumla district, it highlighted.
India has already completed 450 HICDPs in Nepal, of which 10 are in Province 6, including 2 in Jumla district. Four Government of India funded projects are under various stages of completion in Province-6. In addition to above, the Embassy of India has given 5 ambulances to various health posts, NGO in Jumla District.
According to the Indian Embassy’s statement, the small hydro power plant would contribute to meet the needs of a region where there is no major technological development and improve the population's quality of life with the creation of jobs, increase the local economy, and enhancement of the region.