Nepali Times
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Opportunity in adversity


MIN RATNA BAJRACHARYA
FULL TANK: Purna Devi Maharjan adjusts the rainwater harvesting system on her roof terrace in Bhotebahal after Wednesday's rain. Faced with shortages of fuel, electricity and water, urban Nepali households have been forced to adapt.

Despite reckless apathy and negligence of successive governments after 2008, Nepal's young entrepreneurs, the private sector, scientists and community groups are overcoming crippling shortages of electricity, fuel, food and water.

Nepal leads the world in biogas technology, community micro-hydro projects, and captive solar systems. Nepali companies are forging ahead with innovative alternative energy installations, rainwater harvesting, and organic farming.

Technology is available to make us less dependent on fossil fuel imports, polluting brick kilns and garbage disposal.
Nepali Times is organising the first-ever EcoFair 2012 this weekend to showcase examples of ecologically-sound and sustainable lifestyles. Visit Nepal Academy from11-12 February and learn to be self-sufficient and live with shortages of everything.

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Anyone deliberately out to destroy this country and sabotage the economy couldn't have done a better job than successive governments after 2008

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A gathering storm, ANURAG ACHARYA
Kathmandu is choosing not to see another gathering storm over the Madhes

Energy emergency, DEWAN RAI
The real story behind the shortages of petrol, diesel, cooking gas, water and electricity



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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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