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Saturday, 5 May 2018

West seti hydropower project

Posted by Anup Baral | May 05, 2018 :While 70 have died in Uttar Pradesh, there have been 35 deaths in Rajasthan, 2 each in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. The powerful dust storm has also left over 100 injured.
Most hydro projects in Nepal are either Run-of-River (RoR) or Peaking Run-of-River (PRoR) type. Currently, there are only two storage projects—Kulekhani-I (60 MW) and Kulekhani-II (32 MW)—which account for around 13 percent of total installed capacity in Nepal. The energy output from RoR and PRoR projects decreases in the dry season. In light of the current energy crisis, it is imperative to develop a world-class all-season storage project. Seasonal projects store excess water during the rainy season in reservoirs, and discharge it for energy generation during the dry season. Such projects are necessary in Nepal to address chronic load-shedding. There is a lack of central planning and prioritization of domestic consumer-oriented projects in Nepal, which poses a big challenge to sustainable hydropower development and also creates energy imbalance. If Prime Minister KP Oli is somehow able to lend momentum to the stalled West Seti, being developed jointly by India and China, it would be manna for Nepal’s energy-starved economy. In addition to meeting current gaps in energy supply and demand, embarking on this journey would strengthen relations between Nepal and China and serve as a milestone in business partnership between the two countries.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.