Nepal is receiving free electricity from an Indian power plant, ending a dispute that had lasted nearly a decade.

In 1991, Nepal leased India a stretch of Nepali land to India to enable it to complete a portion of the Tanakpur dam in exchange for 10 million units of free electricity annually. However, there was a delay in construction of a 15 km transmission line and a political dispute in Nepal over the amount of free electricity it should receive. India increased the amount of free electricity it would supply to 70 million units per year.