KATHMANDU: Unveiling the Common Minimum Program (CMP), the government has announced that it will provide 50 units of electricity per month during the rainy season and 30 units per month per household during the winter season for free. The CMP announced on Monday envisages generating 6,500 MW of electricity in five years and increasing per capita electricity consumption to 700 KWh.
It has been announced that the electricity tariff will be adjusted so that it can be used by the common people while all citizens will have access to electricity within two years.
In the CMP, the government has set a target to raise the economic growth rate by increasing electricity generation, making life easier for the common people through electrification, reducing dependence on fuel, supporting the industrialization of the country, and improving the environment through the use of renewable energy.
The CMP also covers plans to expedite the implementation of the hydropower projects under construction and boost the export of hydropower.