Kathmandu, December 26
The government is preparing to let tenants and renters possess separate electricity metres in their own name soon.
So far, one needs to own a house in their name to subscribe to an electricity line. But, soon, the government is changing the rule and people without their own houses will also get this facility, Energy Minister Pampha Bhusal informs during a press meet recently.
Bhusal said the new provision would help millions of tenants and renters living in urban areas including the Kathmandu valley for their education and work. Currently, there are complaints rife that homeowners have been overcharging tenants for electricity consumption. In some cases, the tenants have also been barred from the use of daily electric appliances.
Meanwhile, Bhusal said the government had prepared a plan to electrify the entire country within the next two years in partnership between the Nepal Electricity Authority and the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre.