NAST undertaking research in bio-energy and medicinal herbs: Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kafle

Prof. Surendra Raj Kafle (extreme right), file photo, nepalmountainnews.
Prof. Surendra Raj Kafle (extreme right), file photo, nepalmountainnews.

KATHMANDU, Nepal- Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Prof. Dr. Surendra Raj Kafle said the Academy was operating its activities in service delivery, publicity and utilization of science and technology through limited resources invested in the field of science and technology.

On the occasion of the 33rd academic assembly of the NAST in Khumaltar, Lalitpur on Friday Prof. Dr. Kafle informed NAST was engage in its efforts towards undertaking research and enhancing productivity of bio-energy and medicinal herbs.

Chancellor of the NAST and Chairman of the Interim Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi extended thanks to the Academy for introducing the technology to draw out water through the use of solar power and undertaking comprehensive study of the negative impact on the environment around Okharpauwa Sisdole Landfill Site.

Regmi lauded the Academy’s effort of introducing briquette technology to the country in course of conserving and promoting indigenous technology. Chancellor Regmi also said that the government was ready to support the experts in research works for the integrated development of the country.

During the programme, Minister for Science and Technology and Co-chancellor of NAST Umakanta Jha opined that only the proper use of science and technology can lead to economic and social prosperity of the country and people.

On the occasion, annual progress report of programmes held in the fiscal year 2069/070 and annual audit report of fiscal year 2068/069 were tabled. Likewise, assembly approved a budget of Rs 186 million for the current fiscal year under various topics.

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