Corporate Social Responsibility
Himal Power Limited is carrying out rural development work as part of its mitigation obligation and social contribution in and around areas of plant opertaion. HPL has provided electricity, education, irrigation, and drinking water to the rural population and has also carried several other income generation activities for the local population. In carrying out development work, HPL has gained acknowledgement from several government and non-government agencies in Nepal and most of all, has won respect from the local population. Today, HPL’s development work is taken as an exemplary model for hydropower plants in Nepal. These achievements have to some extent been able to overshadow the critical remarks made in the media about the electricity tariff of the Khimti project, although this is not the main objective of HPL.