Jumla: Reconstruction program of small hydropower plant of the district has been completed.

The reconstruction program of the plant, which was damaged due to natural calamities, has been completed with the financial assistance of the Government of India.

After the completion of the reconstruction work, the First Secretary of the Embassy of India (Development Partnership and Reconstruction Division) Mr. Karun Wanshal, District Coordinating Committee, Jumla and Nepal Electricity Authority, Jumla inaugurated the plant through virtual means.

The plant has been rebuilt with the assistance of the Government of India at a cost of Rs. 26.3 million under the Nepal-India Development Cooperation program. Similarly, it is estimated that around 20 thousands people of the municipality will benefit from the reconstruction of the plant.

The hydropower plant constructed by Nepal Electricity Authority in 1983 has a generating capacity of 200 kW.

Under the ‘Nepal-India Development Cooperation’ program, India has so far completed 450 high impact community development projects in Nepal, out of which 10 projects, including 2 in Jumla district, are in Province No. 6.

Similarly, four projects of State No. 6 run with the financial support of India are in various stages of construction and implementation. Apart from these, the Indian Embassy has donated five ambulances to various health posts and non-governmental organizations in Jumla district.

The project is believed to play a supportive role in strengthening the economy of the region where access to technology has not been fully established, as well as raising the living standards of the people in the region by creating employment.