Sanfebagar Municipality -10, Achham , Nepal 097-590000

Government of Nepal

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Department of Electricity Development

Budhi Ganga Hydropower Project


Vision, Mission, Objectives & Targets

"Brighter and prosperous Nepal through the sustainable hydropower generation harnessing the country's available water resources with the competent public sector"


  • Capacity building of Public sector in hydropower development for sustainable economic growth of the country;
  • Completion of the hydropower projects of desired quality within the stipulated time by the estimated cost;
  • Supply of reliable energy in Integrated National Power System (INPS) by the early completion of the project;


  • Complete the 20MW capacity Budhiganga hydropower project, located in Achham district of specified standards within 2025 by the estimated cost.
  • Develop 132KV transmission line from Budhiganga to Pahalmanpur (85km) to evacuate the power developed; this line may also used to evacuate the power developed by the private sector in this region.
  • Capacity building of the public sector in hydropower generation as well as in regulation and monitoring activities learning from this project and implement larger projects successively.
  • To open up the economic activities and other development program in integrated manner with this project, achieving the regional balance in development of far western region.


  • Completion of the preconstruction activities including detailed design and environmental study by 2017
  • Completion of the main construction activities (Civil, electromechanical and hydromechanical works)  of the project by 2025.
  • Completion of the 85km long 132kV double-circuit transmission line from Budhiganga to Pahalmanpur by 2025.

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