Kathmandu, March 17
Kul Man Ghising, the managing director of the government-run electricity monopoly Nepal Electricity Authority, has urged the public to use induction stoves instead of the traditional stoves requiring liquified petroleum gas if the gas is not available in the market.
Ghising’s statement comes at a time when the market is reeling under the shortage of cooking gas as the Nepal-India border movement has been restricted owing to fears of the novel coronavirus spread.
“We have been telling the consumers to increase the use of induction stoves. If they begin using the stoves, they will not be disappointed,” Ghising says, adding, the stoves will not put pressure on the authority’s load management as the winter season is over and the people are not using energy-consuming heaters anymore. “If there is an issue of overload in some feeders, we are ready to manage it immediately. We do not have any shortage of electricity.”
Many experts believe that electricity is cheaper than cooking gas.
Published on March 17th, Tuesday, 2020 3:56 PM
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