A senior leader of Nepal’s pro-Hindu opposition group Rastriya Prajatantra Party has welcomed the understanding reached between Nepal and India in the area of cooperation in energy sector. during the recently concluded official visit of Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” to India.
“I think its a very good thing that we have a market for ten years for the export of our electricity and we have an understanding now to transmit power of around 50 MW to Bangladesh via India,” remarked Pashupati Shumsher Rana, the senior leader of RPP. I think these two things are good, he added. “The Prime Minister’s trip was good on the fundamental side,” pointed out Pashupati, who is also the former Water Resources Minister of Nepal “There are many other issues in which Nepal and India have reached to certain understanding during Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal’s visit to India. But I think the guarantee of market for hydro-electricity is the major issue, in my personal opinion,” pointed out Rana. Nepal and India reached a number of understandings on energy cooperation during Prarchanda’s visit to India.