Pharping Hydro-Electric Station
A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Anniversary of Pharping Hydropower Station, 1st hydro-power project of Nepal and 2nd of Asia :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Oct 9, 1986
Issued for : The present stamp is issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this historic Power station.
Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Designer : M. N. Rana
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Denomination : 15 Paisa
Colour : 4 Colours
Size : 42.5 mm x 26.5 mm.
Format : Horizontal
Paper : Unwatermarked special Stamp paper
Quantity : 3,000,000 (Three millions)
Sheet : 50
Process : Offset litho
Printer : Carl Ueberreuter, Vienna, Austria
- The Pharping Hydro-electric Power Station, situated in the south of the Kathmandu valley was inaugurated on May 22, 1911. With the installation of this Power Plant for the first time in the history of Nepal, generation and distribution of Hydro-electric Power came into practice. The cost of this station was Rs. 7,13,273.00.