Our Stories

  • 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 is the first and the largest system built and owned by a local community in the country with the support of REDP.

  • Smoke hood metal stove in highlands- a success !

    June 2010; Pema Tamanag from Saramthali village in Rasuwa district is very happy with the smoke hood stove in her house. She says, 'the smoke hood is ideal in our cool highland area where we need a lot of firewood to keep our rooms warm. Generally one head load of firewood (approx. 30 kg) lasts only 3 days. But with the smoke hood, one head load lasts 5 days. It is equally efficient to keep the room warm and with no smoke inside the house.'

  • Conserving vultures for healthier environment

    July 2010; The number of vanishing vulture population has been increasing in Nawalparasi after the establishment of community managed Vulture Restaurant. The average number of vultures arriving per feed increased from 54 in 2007 to 82 in 2008 and 116 in 2009. Likewise, the number of nests in the surrounding areas increased every year from 17 (2006/07) to 33 (07/08), to 46 (08/09) and 68 (09/10).

  • Conservation of blackbucks !

    September 2010; A small population of nine blackbucks (deer) were discovered in Khairapur of Bardiya district (mid-west region) in 1976. Khairapur is the only place in Nepal that shelters the almost extinct population of blackbucks locally known as Krishnasar.

  • Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes

    40 laptops contributed by DELL, a leading global IT company, have reached schools in eight districts of Nepal. All recipient schools have now begun offering computer lessons to students. This is the first time these schools are offering computer classes. The schools are located in villages powered by renewable energy sources promoted by UNDP and the Government of Nepal.

  • Irrigation canal draws communities from foraging to agriculture
  • Access to energy improves lives, livelihoods

    August 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.

  • Water for all

    August 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.

  • Beset by water woes, quake survivors receive succor

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