Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values

Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, SNASEA 2012

 Name: Mr. Gyanendra Lal Pradhan

Venture’s Name:  Hydro Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Venture’s Location: ThuloBharyang, Swayambhu-15, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: 00977-1-4434003, 00977-9801021222,,

Problem Addressed:  Donor dependent non-sustainable nature of development activities in Nepal, and especially in the energy sector in rural Nepal.

Impact: Employment , local infrastructure development like rural electrification, rural roads and bridges, drinking water and irrigation schemes, health facilities, local skills development, empowerment though ownership (shares to the community based companies), local market development, reduction in deforestation by supporting community forestry.

Growth Cycle: Adolescent ( 5 to 10 years of operation)

Sustainability: Joint collaboration and ownership with the community and Nepal Electricity Authority and India being  their main customers.

Own Words:  “ I am a social entrepreneur who measures his performance not only in profits and returns but also in positive returns to the society.”


One comment on “Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, SNASEA 2012

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