Alternative Resources in NepalThese days,anyone living in Nepal knows the real pain of breathing air here. I think we're the most unfortunate human beings living under system like this. Statistically, we read that we are rich in hydro-led sources and ironically, we are under severe trauma of overly burdened load-shedding onto our heads. It's same thing, there is always an opposite proximity between theory and practical subject.
We're geographically surrounded by a huge lands,precisely we're landlocked. Now, the only source of fuel is to get these fuels using those neighbouring lands. I don't know what game was running within our own oil corporation in past, now, it's on the verge of collapse. It's so much into the debts of indian oil corporation. The policy itself proved very wrong during the course of time. They hiked the fuel prices when international price went high but they intentionally didn't lower the price when international price went down. This is the main reason of vandalisms, destructions, burning tyres on road everytime Nepal's oil corporation decided to hike fuel price. We know that corruption is everywhere. There were many news in papers in past regarding corruption within corporation. It's their case and their business but when it starts to pinch our livelihood, then it becomes our business too. I really don't want to criticize more, because, my criticism isn't going to make any difference. The only thing i want to realize myself "it's the lack of far sightedness,inability to run the system properly and corruption".. these things led us here.
Now, what's the solution? even though we find solutions affordable by normal people, there would be large hidden obstructions from Multinationals,politicians.. after all, it's politics. Everywhere politics. Normally, politics is to improve countrys economic,diplomatic (blah blah) conditions but here politicians play politics which affects peoples life badly. I really don't want to care about those jerks.
These days,there is a fuel scarcity,load-shedding.. There is 'no petrol' or 'no diesel' signs in every pumps. It's really very bad for them whose daily earnings are based on these petroleum products. Taxi drivers,bus drivers and any other public vehicles running on petrol/diesel are on great business crisis. It's hard for them to survive since no earning could be possible. And, government, they are just parroting " because of the seal in indian border". ( तिनीहरुको टाउकोमा परेको छैन, जब पर्छ तब केहि गर्लान कि तिनीहरुले)They have to find a way around anyhow to ease peoples living. But this government is acting blind-folded and remaining numb. Well,they could promote some natural resources of our Own country like "BIO-GAS" and "BIO-FUEL". These are the generic names for the resources being utilized in far remote areas or the resources which are being tested successfully just waiting to get commercialized but as we know, without government's approval, nothing can be run in market. Government must release budget to utilize our own resources so that we can rely on our resources and be independent. But, as i mentioned earlier, there are some hidden forces who don't want this to happen no matter if general people suffers or not. I think it's time to pressurize government for this kind of development too when all Nepalese are dreaming for New Nepal. But, i've no hope on this government.
BioFuel(BioDiesel) also chemically known as Ethanol could be very effective if blended in recent petrol distribution or could be used independently after implementing new formulation as alternative to petrol fuel. BioFuel could be the natures gift to country like ours whose dependency on petrol-exporting countries be minimized. We could uplift our economic condition utilizing the immense natural resources we've. Above all, this is very environment friendly resource to use unlike Petroleum products. Let's hope this BioFuel be introduced as soon as possible. I think most of people don't know about this BioFuel. It is becoming buzzwords only among the environmentalists,students, professors and every other person who stands themselve socially aware and educated.
A news regarding Ethanol was published once in media. One can check this also
BioGas is another alternative resource to firewood,kerosene. This is good to know that almost in many remote sectors of our country, this BioGas is being used. Biogas Sector Partnership so far, has installed more than 150,000 biogas units in the country. BioGas is produced from cow dung and other waste materials. Such BioGas producing units are being expected to raise in coming years. To get details news, one can refer here
Now, lets hope BioFuel and BioGas be seen as soon as possible in our Country to remove the stress when petrol/kerosene crisis happens.