Entrepreneurs complain against power outage in Dhaulagiri

Falebas (Parbat), Jan 27: Local entrepreneurs have demanded the authorities concerned not to cut power supply noting that the frequent unannounced load-shedding has hit hard the operation of business and enterprises.
The request was made at a gathering of entrepreneurs and electricity authority office in-charges of three districts and Modikhola Hydropower Project chief held at Parbat district headquarters Kushma on Tuesday.
The frequent load-shedding has inflicted huge loss to the business and enterprises sector than the damage caused by the earthquake and blockade, they said, urging not to increase power outage hours in Dhaulagiri zone.
Dhaulagiri zonal representative of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Nirman Kumar Shrestha said that the growing load-shedding hours has brought a situation to shut down business undertakings and urged to give priority to the distribution of electricity produced in the Dhaulagiri zone for the local consumption.
Parbat Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chair Hari Om Sharma Lamichhane, Baglung Chair Jayaram Bhari and Myagdi Chair Jeevan Kumar Biswokarma and former Chairperson Kubir Kumar Shrestha urged the electricity authority to resolve the frequent disruption of power in the area.
Also speaking on the occasion, Modikhola Hydropower Centre Tara Dutta Bhatta said the load-shedding hours have to be increased with the decreasing water level in the Modi rivulet.