Government offices in Singhadarbar getting rid of cooking gas to adopt electric stoves within a month

Cooking gas (LPG) - The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of fuel and cooking gas.
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Kathmandu, July 17

Pushing a transition to electric energy further, the government has decided to get rid of cooking gas at all its offices and canteens inside Singhadarbar, the central administrative complex of the federal government within a month.

All the entities have been directed to begin using electric stoves by mid-August.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies says it has already written to all the concerned agencies to effect the change by mid-August as per the new annual budget plan.

The annual plan had promised to change the mode of energy use in Singhadarbar to promote green energy in the country.

According to the government announcement, all public institutions within six metropolitan cities and 11 sub-metropolitan cities should also stop using cooking gas in the next three months (by mid-October).

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