Disaster Puts Nalgad Residents in darkness


Aug 29, 2018-

More than 4,000 people in Nalgad Municipality in Jajarkot district have been living in darkness after the flood and landslide swept away the canal that supplied water to the local hydroelectricity project’s reservoir.

On August 14, the flood in Jhurme Khola swept away some 200-300 metres of cemented canal that disrupted the micro-hydropower projects’ power generation and its supply in the locality.

The flood damaged six local micro-hydropower projects such as 15-kilowatt Silipalauna Syala Dharmashala micro hydro, 45-kilowatt Baagmare micro hydro power project, 15-kilowatt Khumara Khola microhydro power project and 13-kilowatt Lahare micro hydropower project among others, informed ward no 4 Chairperson Prachanda Oli.

The flood also damaged the irrigation canals and embankments of the river.

Nalgad Municipality Mayor Tek Bahadur Rawal shared that around 4,000 locals in Ghuwara, Pipalchaur, Khantakura, Thapla, Kalimati Bazaar and Dalli were deprived of electricity following the damage to the canals.

The absence of electricity has affected the performance of the local government offices, financial institutions and schools. Landslides and floods have damaged as many as 82 houses in the district, said Chief District Officer, Lalit Kumar Basnet.

Published: 29-08-2018 07:29

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