Electricity sharing norms: India, Nepal take welcome small steps, but the sector needs a giant leap


Electricity sharing norms: India, Nepal take welcome small steps, but the sector needs a giant leap

While the energy sector remains a prominent enabler of India-Nepal trade ties, the establishments on both sides often do not give it its due.

It is a fact that most India-led power projects in Nepal are not faring in the spirit that they were set up in. This habitual distracting of productive possibilities makes the credentials of ‘Brand India’ suffer quite badly in our northern neighbourhood.

The second pressing concern continues to be the waste of power transmission. For long, this had attracted only the apathy of decision-makers in the government and the industrial entities concerned.

But of late, there is some sign of course-correction, as finally, Nepal and India have agreed to set up an Energy Banking Mechanism (EBM) to stop the waste of electricity generated in Nepal. Read More

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