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Hydro Politics

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Three Gorges Dam
Hydropower In Nepal
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You ain’t seen nothing yet
despite us being in the middle of the monsoon, NEA has just raised power rationing to seven hours daily. ... this winter there will be electricity for only four hours a day..... nothing is going to prepare us as individuals, families and as a country to the looming dark winter ahead .... Politicians were distracted by fighting, by infighting, by greed and corruption, but by and large, they were just breathtakingly incompetent. .... only 8MW of power was added to the grid in the last fiscal year, while the increase in demand was 80MW. This fiscal year is .. demand has grown by another 90MW, but there has been zero augmentation in supply. .... It is a great leap backward to the dark ages. .... In five years, demand is set to rise to 1500MW which means we will need an installed capacity of 4500MW to cover for the winter deficit. The projects expected to be completed in the n…

CK Raut

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अमेरिका आर्थिक मन्दीले आक्रान्त हुँदै थियो। औद्योगिक कम्पनीहरू क्रमशः बन्द हुँदै थिए। घाटामा गैरहेका कतिपय कम्पनीबाट मानिस निकालिने क्रम बढ्दो थियो। बेरोजगारीको समस्याले नराम्रोसँग गाँज्दै लगेपछि धेरै जना हतास र निराश हुन थाले, तर ठीक त्यही बेला एक जना नेपाली युवालाई अमेरिकाको नामुद रेडन बीबीएन टेक्नोलोजीले काम गर्न बोलायो।

रेडन बीबीएन टेक्नोलोजी त्यही कम्पनी हो जसले अमेरिकी सेनाका लागि सुरक्षामा प्रयोग हुने प्रविधिजन्य उपकरण आविष्कार गर्छ। इमेल, इन्टरनेटको आविष्कार हुनुपूर्व डार्पा नेट (इन्टरनेटको पूर्वस्वरूप) यही कम्पनीले आविष्कार गरेको थियो। त्यस्तो कम्पनीबाट काम गर्न बोलाउँदा यी युवामा खुसी नछाउने कुरै भएन। 'मलाई त सुरुमा स्वर्गै पुगेजस्तो लाग्यो, अनुहारमा खुसीको रंग छर्दै सिकें,' राउतले अनुभव साटे- ' अमेरिका पुगेर अरूले झैं सुखी जीवन जिउने मेरो पनि इच्छा थियो।' बेलायतको क्याम्ब्रिज विश्वविद्यालयबाट इन्फरमेसन इन्जिनियरिङमा विद्यावारिधि गरेका राउतमा बीबीएनमा काम गर्ने पहिलेदेखिकै 'ठूलो सपना' थियो, तर उक्त कम्पनीमा पाइला टेक्न पाउनु आफ्नो है सियतबाहिरक…

Three Gorges Dam

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Hydropower In Nepal



Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) .... As well as producing electricity, the dam is intended to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods downstream by providing flood storage space. The Chinese government regards the project as a historic engineering, social and economic success, with the design of state-of-the-art large turbines, and a move toward limiting greenhouse gas emissions. However, the dam flooded archaeological and cultural sites and displaced some 1.3 million people, and is causing significant ecological changes, including an increased risk of landslides. The dam has been a controversial topic both domestically and abroad. ...... A large dam across the Yangtze River was originally envisioned by Sun Yat-sen in The International Development of China, in 1919. He stated that a dam capable of generating 30 million horsepower (…

Hydropower In Nepal

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Hydropower In Nepal: Videos
Hydropower In Nepal: Images

Hydropower in Nepal
Nepal has approximately 40,000 MW of economically feasible hydropower potential. However, the present situation is that Nepal has developed only approximately 600 MW of hydropower. ..... only about 40% of Nepal's population has access to electricity. Most of the power plants in Nepal are run-of-river type with energy available in excess of the in-country demand during the monsoon season and deficit during the dry season. ...... in the entire scenario of energy use of the country, the electricity is a tiny fraction, only 1% energy need is fulfilled by electricity. The bulk of the energy need is dominated by fuel wood (68%), agricultural waste (15%), animal dung (8%) and imported fossil fuel (8%). ...... the development of hydropower will help to achieve the millennium development goals with protecting environment, increasing literacy, improving health of children and women with better energy. ...... The elec…

Hydropower In Nepal: Videos

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In The News

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'Pro-federalists' alliance is long-term strategy: Dahal
"This force may work as an electoral alliance or may go for protests jointly in future if need be." ..... The alliance has said its immediate plan is to form a broader political force with the objective of garnering an overwhelming majority in the next CA polls, to promulgate a constitution ensuring a federal democratic system based on ethnic identity and to expose the elements that are against ´a forward-looking and progressive constitution".Dahal heads 26-party 'pro-federalist' alliance
Finance Minister Barshaman Pun from UCPN (Maoist), Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hridayesh Tripathi from Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP), Jitendra Dev of Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D), Prem Bahadur Singh of Socialist People´s Party and Bishwendra Paswan of Dalit Janajati Party are in the taskforce. ..... Parties represented at the meeting include UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi People´s Rig…