Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (Nepal)

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Ministry of Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation[1]
Emblem of Nepal.svg
Agency overview
Headquarters Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Motto निजामती सेवाको मान्यता: अनुशासन, इमान्दारिता र नैतिकता
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Anup Kumar Upadhyay, Secretary
Website moen.gov.np
moir.gov.np

The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation is a governmental body of Nepal that governs the development and implementation of energy including its conservation, regulation and utilization. It furthermore develops operates electricity projects including hydropower projects. Due to the importance of water resources in Nepal,[3] the ministry focuses on the development and utilization of hydropower.[1] In 2018, under the second Oli cabinet, the portfolio of the ministry was enlarged and the portfolios of Water Resources and Irrigation was added to the then Ministry of Energy, while the Ministry of Irrigation was discontinued.[4]

Organisational Structure[edit]

The Department of Electricity Development serves under the ministry to facilitate and implement its work, mainly to develop and promote the electricity sector of Nepal including enhancing its financial attractiveness.[5] Furthermore, two organisations also work under and with the ministry:[6]

Former Ministers of Energy[edit]

This is a list of former Ministers of Energy since the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election in 2013:

Name Party Assumed Office Left Office Portfolio
1 Radha Gyawali[7] Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 25 February 2014 1 October 2015[8] Minister of Energy
2 Top Bahadur Rayamajhi[9] Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 19 October 2015 13 July 2016[10]
3 Janardhan Sharma[11] Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 14 August 2016 7 June 2017[12]
4 Mahendra Bahadur Shahi Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 26 July 2017 17 October 2017
5 Kamal Thapa[13] Rastriya Prajatantra Party 17 October 2017 14 February 2018[14]
6 Barsaman Pun[2] Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 16 March 2018 Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the Ministry". Ministry of Energy. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "PM inducts 15 new ministers in his Cabinet". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Shrestha, Rabindra B. "Water Resources Of Nepal: Misconception And Reality". Gorkhapatra Online. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Government restructuring its ministries". República. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Department". Ministry of Energy. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Organizations". Ministry of Energy. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Meet the new cabinet of ministers". Nepali Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Minister Gyawali's sacking: SC issues show-cause notice to CIAA". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "9 ministers sworn in". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Maoist Centre ministers resign en masse". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "New ministers from CPN Maoist Centre sworn-in". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Deuba sworn in as 40th PM, forms Cabinet by inducting 7 ministers". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "Nepal Prime Minister Deuba reshuffles cabinet again". Business Standard. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Thapa given formal farewell from ministries of energy, urban development". República. Retrieved 17 February 2018.