Monday, March 21, 2022

Electricity consumed for irrigation use will be free: Minister Bhusal

Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal today announced to make the electricity consumed for irrigation free of cost.

Stressing the need for making the agriculture sector independent and supporting the country’s economy, she decided to make the use of electricity free of cost for irrigation purposes.

The government had reduced the cost of electricity used for irrigation by 50 per cent on November 9 last year, she said, adding that the cost has been made free for irrigation purpose.

She also emphasised on increasing the export of handicrafts to strengthen economy.

Speaking at the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Nepal Handicraft Federation, in Kathmandu today, she also urged the business people not to import goods that are produced in Nepal.

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