Experts of the agriculture sector have underlined the need for mechanization and commercialization of the agriculture sector and paying attention to good storage facilities and marketing to enhance the production of agro-based products.
Until 2016, Nepal suffered from chronic power shortages. Following slow activity, plans are finally afoot, however, to boost the country’s solar footprint.
Founded in 2013, the social enterprise works on three UN SDGs no poverty; gender equality; and sustainable energy for all and aims to improve the livelihoods of marginalised communities and empower women in both India and Nepal.
Hydroelectricity struggles to compete with the flexibility and low-cost of solar, particularly because the cost of solar continues to decline.
The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have initiated the construction of a mini-grid connecting micro and small hydroelectricity projects unreached by the national transmission grid.
Experts have pointed out that the government has not been able to promote green development due to poor policy implementation and defective subsidy distribution mechanism in alternative energy sector.
Providing access to high-quality energy services to each and every person in Nepal is one of the high priorities of the government.
Some experts believe the RE sector does need subsidy at the beginning, and Nepal’s real problem is the absence of a subsidy exit plan.
Promotion of Solar Energy in Rural Areas to support solar energy technologies such as solar pumping systems for drinking water and for irrigation, solar systems for public institutions like schools, health centers and government offices.