The Government of Bangladesh published its 1st Poverty Reduction
Strategy Paper (PRSP) in December, 2004 where the importance
of rural electricity for creating employment was emphasized.
Padakhep has been implementing three energy-related projects
for the rural areas. These are: 1) Rural Electrification Development
Program (REDP), 2) Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy
Development (REREDP) project and 3) National Domestic Biogas
& Manure Program (NDBMP). Of these, REDP is concerned with
providing non-renewable electricity services in rural and semi-urban
areas of Bangladesh. Other two projects are concerned with renewable
and alternative sources of energy. Padakhep has become involved
in these projects since access to renewable and non- renewable
electricity and gas supply for rural people is extremely limited.