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KATHMANDU: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that the government would give priority to the policy of reducing the use of vehicles, factories and appliances powered by petroleum products.
Speaking at an interaction on ‘Disaster and Community Radio’ organised by the Community Radio Broadcasters Association on Sunday, Minister Bhusal said that plans would be made to replace the use of petroleum products from Nepal ahead of the time committed by Nepal in the international arena.
She said, “I will make an action plan discussing with the experts and stakeholders. So let’s all buy electric vehicles now.”
Expressing confidence that trade deficit can be reduced significantly by consuming domestically generated electricity, she said that use of electricity would also help in making a self-reliant economy and mitigating the effects of climate change.
“Poverty alleviation is the first responsibility of building a socialist-oriented society.” Minister Bhusal said that electricity has been provided free of cost to 2.6 million households.
She stressed on the need to make a habit of using electric equipment to reduce the impact of climate change.
Minister Bhusal said, “Snow is melting and the risk of snow-fed lakes is increasing. Let’s do our part to reduce such risks.”
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