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Rural energy made the village like heaven

November 2005; Bhoksing Village Development Committee is one of the most remote and backward villages of Parvat district but with the generation of electricity, the village has been one of the exemplary villages of Nepal. All the 227 households of the village are illuminated by electricity. The vilmore

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Saving more lives with small investments

August 2008; Sabitri Mahato and Tanka Narayan Chaudhary of the predominantly Tharu community of Divyanagar - 4 in Chitwan district, have a lot to smile about these days. Ever since UNDP's Community Based Disaster Management Project (CBDMP) provided their village, a grant of Rs. 250,000 (US$ 3,660) tmore

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Small additional investment in time and money can save a lot of grief

July 2008; Eighty elementary school children in Shramik Madhyamik Vidyalaya of Hetauda Municipality feel more secure and less worried about earthquake when they are in school these days. This is because their classrooms are in an earthquake resistant school building recently constructed with the supmore

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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 onlymore

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Solar Tukis' Displacement of kerosene lamps

January 2009; The UNDP/Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) Nepal has supported the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE), an NGO to initiate a project on 'Displacement of kerosene lamp by low cost white light emitting diode (WLED) based photo voltaic lighting System'' better knomore

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Using non timber forest products for reducing poverty

July 2007; It is only a short drive from the lovely town of Charikot that the smoke of a new distillation unit processing local Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) can be seen from a distance. The distillation unit produces high quality essential oils that reach the domestic and international marketsmore

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Welcome to Vulture restaurant

March 2008; Community in Pithauli, Nawalparasi is managing a unique endeavour of running the Vulture Restaurant to conserve critically endangered vultures. The cause of decline of vulture is due to the veterinary drug diclofenac, which is widely used to treat livestock in Asia. Vultures are exposedmore

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Women take the lead in the conservation crusade

February 2006; The Female User Groups in western Nepal are getting more and more involved in the Buffer Zone Programme around the Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. They have realized that only by conserving their natural resources they can improve their livelihood. The realization that conserving more

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Yes, Nepal has dolphins! UNDP helps communities conserve endangered species

August 2006; Commonly known as 'Susu', Ganges River Dolphins are found in Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Bhutan. Experts blame low political will and the absence of grass root support as the key factors leading to this unique specifies facing extinction today. The population of river dolphins are decmore