July 18, 2024, Thursday

Umesh Prasad Thani warns of dire situation if government does not show interest in energy management

Umesh Prasad Thani warns of dire situation if government does not show interest in energy management

Umesh Prasad Thani, executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation, warned that the country would be in dire straits if the government did not show interest in energy management.

Speaking at a meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee under the National Parliament on Wednesday, he claimed that the country would be in big financial trouble if it did not take energy management seriously immediately as fuel prices were rising worldwide and developed countries were also affected.

He said that the economic crisis was due to the fact that Sri Lanka did not inform the people about its condition and added that Nepal should also inform the people about the economic condition of the country in time.

Executive Director Thani said that the government should encourage the citizens to use electronic materials by reducing the current electricity tariff by saying that no one will light an induction cooker.

He also reminded that LP gas is cheaper than the tariff given by Nepal Electricity Authority. Executive Director Thani said that 35,000 metric tons of LP gas was imported in April last year, 45,000 metric tons in April this year and 48,000 metric tons of LP gas in May.

He said that as the consumption of LP gas is increasing day by day, a frightening situation is emerging in the country. He said that the Nepal Oil Corporation was being forced to sell LP gas at a loss of Rs 751 per cylinder, adding that the government should take energy management work seriously.