Nepal Police and Alternative Energy Promotion Board today reached an agreement to install biogas plants in various units of the security agency across the country.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal and AEPC executive director Ram Prasad Dhital signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect in the presence of secretary at the Ministry of Population and Environment Bijay Kumar Mallik and Additional Inspector General of Police Birendra Babu Shrestha.
AEPC, a state-owned agency, is under the purview of the MoPE.
According to Nepal Police, the initiative is aimed at reducing dependence on Liquefied Petroleum Gas and promoting environment-friendly, and safe and clean renewable energy.
As per the MoU, Nepal Police will install biogas plants in district-based units, and battalions, brigades, and training centres.
“For this purpose, Nepal Police and AEPC will conduct a detailed study and formulate a plan in near future. Use of biogas will not only protect the environment but also cut costs on LPG,” said a police official.
Nepal Police has a of total 67,416 police personnel and 2,344 permanent and 507 temporary police units spread across the country.
AEPC will provide technical support and subsidy to the security agency for installing the biogas plants. Biogas, a source of valuable renewable energy, also converts organic waste to high grade organic fertiliser.
Earlier, AEPC had signed an MoU with the Armed Police Forces for the same purpose.