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    KATHMANDU: Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) Load Dispatch Centre is implementing 1.5 hours non-scheduled load shedding from today. Chief of the Load Dispatch Centre Bhuwan Kumar Chhetri said they were increasing the power cuts after power supply from India decreased by 30 MW and shrinkage in river flow in the dry season compared to the last scheduling about a month ago.

    NEA spokesman Sher Singh Bhat attributed decreased power supply from India’s central power supply to Bihar for additional power cuts in Nepal. “As per the information from Bihar’s Power Holding Company, we are hopeful of supply improvement. We don’t know when the supply will improve,” added Bhat. Meanwhile, Chhetri said the diesel plant in Hetauda resumed power generation from today.

    Currently, the country is importing power from India through five different routes.

    Source: The Himalayan Times