(English) Youths take to street against prolonged outage

Students' protest against load shedding.
Students’ protest against load shedding. File photo.

KATHMANDU: Irritated by the hours of power outage, which has adversely affected local industries and business activities, hundreds of youth, including students took to the streets in the capital Kathmandu, Sunday. The protestors staged a demonstration at Kathmandu based head office of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) asking an end to the loadshedding.

Frustrated at the hours of power cut, people from different walks of life, also supported the campaign.  Currently, Kathmandu dwellers are reeling under 80 hours of power outage in a week.

They have also demanded that the government should launch programmes together with the public to curb power leakage across the country.

Despite the fact that Nepal is considered as a wealthy nation in the world after Brazil from the perspective of water resource, power generation has been deteriorating in the country for the past several years.

Protesting programmes against the load shedding are common events in the country. Earlier, a few weeks ago, bothered with a prolonged outage in the capital, a student union had launched a sit-in at the premise of NEA office.

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