Kathmandu, Â 23 December 2015: The government is set for a strict enforcement of a policy for generating solar energy in municipalities and urban towns. Â As per the work plan carved out by Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development the attachment of solar system is made compulsory while constructing new houses. The mandatory criterion is for resolving the perennial energy crisis in the country and for sustainable solution to the problem.
The Ministry has already sent letters to all 75 District Development Committees and 217 municipalities for enforcement of the new policy and for its strict compliance. Joint Secretary and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Purna Chandra Bhattarai, said instructions were made for installation of solar energy system to meet the peak hour capacity of 1,500 watt â€“ 25 percent of the total energy consumption â€“ and for designing the new residences and houses in the same way.
The policy will be enforced for government buildings, trade houses, institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, government and private companies, public institute, Metropolis and sub- Metropolis.