Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said the incumbent government would emphatically work for people's benefit and welfare.

At a programme organised by Kirant Yakthung Chumlung, District Working Committee, Lalitpur, here today, Minister Bhusal said that the replacement bill brought by the government yesterday was an indication of the pro-public work.

"The bill has respected the families of those who sacrificed their lives in the people's movements by introducing the provision of relief for them.

The budget has been brought laying emphasis on relief to citizens facing problems due to coronavirus. It has also come up with a plan to provide employment to the jobless and propel economic and physical infrastructure development," she added.

The energy minister assured that budget for the next fiscal year would also be brought addressing the nation's welfare and people's sentiments.

She said that the ministry had decided to provide free electricity to families consuming only 20 units of power in a month with the objective of providing relief to poor and needy people. Minister Bhusal opined that the electricity tariff had been reduced to slash trade deficit resulting from the import of LP gas and increase consumption of power produced in the country.

The ethnic social organisation, Kirant Yakthung Chumlung, was established 33 years ago. The organisation is active in nine districts of the country and 19 countries across the globe where there is settlement of people of Kirant community.

Similarly, Central chairperson of the organisation Yograj Bomen stressed the need to protect all diverse communities as they add beauty to the country.

Likewise, Lalitpur Chair of the organisation Ram Bahadur Khakhkhim Limbu shed light on the organisation's activities.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 12 2021, of The Himalayan Times.