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Energy changes the face of Dagatundanda

The small village of Kharbang in Dagatundada, Baglung (western Nepal) has a government-run Shree Tribhuvan secondary school. Though a lot of people prefer sending their children to private schools as long as they can afford, Kharbang witnesses a different scenario. The Tribhuvan school’s management more

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Ensuring seed sovereignty of local farmers

August 2009; The country's first ever Community Seed Bank (CSB) was established in 2004 in Kachorwa village of Bara district with the support of the Agricultural Development and Conservation Society (ADCS) and the Loca l Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development (LI BIRD). Managed and o more

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Improving the livelihood of the poor

December 2007; Endowed with abundant water resources, Bhimgitthe village is situated in Baglung district, the western development region of the country where most of the people live in abject poverty. Most of the villages in the district are difficult to reach and even a near village requires a roug more

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Irrigation canal draws communities from foraging to agriculture

With the construction of Chinarang Irrigation Canal in Sahaktikhor VDC in Chitwan, living conditions have improved dramatically for the 39 households of the indigenous Chepang and Kami communities. Community members, who had to depend on the forest to make a living, are involved in agriculture – har more

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Light for all 'solar tukis' light remote villages

August 2007; Nar Bahadur Tamang, a solar tuki user from Panchakanya Ilam says, ' I neither have to worry about fire hazard nor spend money to purchase kerosene or battery. Students are also satisfied as solar tukis* mean more study hours.' Despite the enormous hydropower potential of 83,000 MW, mos more

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Lighting the homes of rural poor

March 2007; The 300,000 rural population of Nepal or over 48,000 households will have received access to electricity by June 2007 through 274 micro hydro systems altogether generating 4916 kilo watt power' the settlements that are not likely to be connected by the national  grid in the next fiv more

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Micro hydro illuminates Lukla- gateway to the Everest region

May 2010; The 100 kw Bom Khola micro hydro plant'a joint venture of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of the Government of Nepal, UNDP Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP), the World Bank and the local community has brought a huge change in Lukla with the generation of power. The project more

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Model Energy VDC: A Dream Comes True

November  2005; The Bhoksing VDC has been declared as the Model Energy VDC by the Eight District Council of the Parbat District Development Committee. One of the 55 VDCs of the Parbat district, the Bhoking has become the first VDC that has electricity access to its all 234 households. This has more

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Nepal villagers get water with sun's help

Thursday, 21 March 2002: Life took a turn for the better two months ago for the people of Humin, a small village in western Nepal's district of Palpa. Thanks to a UNDP supported project, villagers are benefiting from a new solar pumping system, bringing them hitherto scarce drinking water. Until th more

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Nepal villagers mobilize to curb floods and landslides

Friday, 3 May 2002: People in Bahakot, a village in Nepal's Syangja district, nearly 300 kilometres west of Kathmandu, the capital, know the devastating impact of natural disasters first hand: four years ago a landslide swept away 24 people and destroyed 19 homes. Frequent landslides also take an e more