KATHMANDU, JANUARY 17
The manufacturing industries which were affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic will get exemption from electricity demand charges for the lockdown period. A meeting chaired by Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel at the Ministry of Finance today has decided to implement electricity demand fee waiver from Monday.
Finance Minister Poudel expressed confidence that the implementation of the decision would benefit the industries and further help in reviving the economy that has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the virus.
The meeting has decided to provide such exemption to 58 types of industries that are mentioned in the Industrial Business Rules, 2020.
The budget of the fiscal year 2020-21 has also mentioned about waiving the electricity demand fee for the lockdown period of the