Several portions of Karnali province, notably Jumla, still lack proper electrical connections. The district is not connected to the national grid, so power outages are common. Locals, on the other hand, are eager to see the end of the tunnel now that the national transmission line has finally reached Jumla.
Khalanga is currently experiencing a severe electricity deficit, as the 200-kilowatt Ghughuti Hydroelectric Plant, which was built in 1983, is barely enough to meet the rising population. The same hydroelectric plant serves the majority of Chandannath Municipality.
It’s hardly unexpected that the same old plant is currently unable to supply electricity to a large number of people. Change, on the other hand, is on the way.
The 11kV electrical line is expected to pass through Khalanga in three to four days, illuminating the entire town. The Jumla Distribution Branch of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is constantly trying to install distribution lines throughout Jumla. According to Jumla Distribution Chief Gaurav Pandey, the authority checked power poles and wires spanning from Khalanga Bazaar to Nagma on July 11. He continued, “We are aiming to flow electricity in the line after we finish the test in the next two to three days.”
In addition, the crew is also working to bring the 33kV electricity line from Dailekh to the area.
Meanwhile, the National Electricity Administration (NEA) has issued a formal warning, recommending residents to stay away from electric poles and wires during the testing period.