Ridi Hydropower Development Company is a limited company registered under the Company Act of Nepal. It is established in 2000 AD with a mission to build, own and operate hydroelectric project. The company has constructed and operating 2400kW Ridikhola Small Hydropower Project, in Gulmi district, Western Development Region. The motto of the company is ""Hydropower through Peoples' Participation"". Ridikhola Hydropower Project is an example of Peoples' Participation. There are 271 promoter shareholders in the company with a minimum investment of Rs. 10,000 (US$ 133.33). Of the total number of promoter shareholders, 50 percent are from the project location. To increase people's participation, the company is issuing its 49 percent share to the general public.