20-hour-long load shedding in Humla headquarters every day

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Simkot, March 12

The district headquarters of Humla, Simkot, has been facing a 20-hour long load shedding for long.

A huge sum of money is spent every year to regulate electricity supply, but the people here are bound to stay in dark.

During the winter, the Humla people suffer worst with load shedding all because of the sheer recklessness of employees at the Electricity Authority Office.

The people here complain that most of the employees except the office chief are the locals who are not capable to fix the problems. The load shedding continued also because of unskilled employees.

The Simkot office of the authority, however, has said the power production declined these days. The industries in Simkot have been facing difficulties after the Hildum Micro Hydropower Project is imposing the 20-hour-long outage. All furniture industries, electric shops and mobile shops have been closed due to this.

Electric shop owner Nand Singh shared the plight that the shop was closed for long. “How long such problems go on? We need to run the shop for earning a livelihood,” he lamented. Likewise, Sunmati Singh of Nand Mobile Centre said the mobile repairing shop was closed due to the power outage for a long time. The electricity is available for only four hours, that too during the night.

It is said more than three dozens of enterprises have been badly affected by the load shedding.

The distribution centre chief of Himdul Micro Hydropower Project, Sajan Aidi, said, “The project with the capacity of 500KW has now producing only 140 to 150KW electricity. It is the main reason behind increasing load shedding hours.”

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