Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada presenting the fiscal budget. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: The government says it will add a total of 1,300 MW of electricity to the national grid.
Presenting the budget on Thursday at the joint session of the federal Parliament, Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj announced the addition in electricity supply based on the completion of the Upper Sanjen and Upper Tamakoshi hydropower projects.
Both the projects are near completion.
Likewise, Minister Dr Khatiwada announced about prioritizing alternative sources of energy including solar energy, hydropower, and production of electricity from organic waste.
“The government has allocated Rs 4.13 billion for this purpose,” he said while unveiling the budget.
He said that the installation of around 200 mini solar energy plants in the rural areas will prioritized.
On the occasion, he said that the government would subsidize the use of electricity for kitchen use such as cooking, electrical vehicles and industries.