‘Plan afoot to make all districts load shedding-free’

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    Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma today said his ministry would work in tandem with the Nepal Electricity Authority to make districts outside Kathmandu Valley free from load shedding.

    Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Centre Nepal Chitwan at Bharatpur airport, Sharma said that work was under way to make Kathmandu Valley load shedding-free. “After the Valley is made free from power outage, we will work towards making the districts outside the Valley load shedding-free,” Sharma added.

    Sharma added that his ministry was working to check power leakage. He informed that if electricity supply to industries was disconnected for two hours during peak hours, general public could enjoy uninterrupted power supply. “Electricity management is more challenging than electricity shortage,” Sharma said, adding, “Load shedding can be minimised through optimum utilisation of available power.” Sharma attributed the success in making Kathmandu Valley load shedding-free to people’s support and the new leadership.

    In a different context, he said discussions were under way with the main opposition CPN-UML and agitating Madhesi parties for constitution amendment.

    Source: The Himalayan Times