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India and Nepal signed an agreement for cooperation in renewable energy

Published on January 05, 2024
Current Context: India and Nepal have signed a long-term agreement for the export of 10,000 MW  power to India and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in renewable energy on 4th January 2024 in New Delhi.
India and Nepal signed an agreement for cooperation in renewable energy
  • The agreement was signed by India’s Energy Secretary Pankaj Agrawal and his Nepal counterpart Gopal Sigdel.
  • The two countries have agreed to expand cooperation in the power and energy sector under the BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal) framework.
  • This includes joint development of power generation projects in Nepal, development of cross-border transmission infrastructure, and bi-directional power trade with appropriate access to electricity markets in both countries based on mutual benefits, market demand, and applicable domestic regulations of each country.
  • They also agreed to make renewable energy production, particularly hydropower, a cornerstone of their energy partnership.


Q.1 When was the agreement for cooperation in renewable energy between India and Nepal signed?
a. January 1, 2024
b. January 4, 2024
c. January 7, 2024
d. January 10, 2024

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