Dhangadhi, Aug. 6: Severe shortage of liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas seen in districts in the far-western region including Kailali for the past two months has hit consumers hard.
The prolonged shortage of cooking gas has made daily life of the people difficult. Students residing in market area in rented rooms, the poor and middle class people have been affected the most due to the acute shortage of cooking gas.
Different students unions have accused the local administration of becoming just a mute spectator to consumers’ common but unavoidable problem. They submitted a memorandum to the local administration, urging the latter to immediately ensure supply of cooking gas.
Now problem has arisen to even cook two meals due to the shortage of cooking gas in the market, complained a local consumer Hemraj Joshi. Local consumers have called for increasing quota in the distribution of cooking gas in the far-west. The problem will remain the same until consumers stand for the fulfillment of their basic needs, Ganesh Thapa of Dhangadhi-based Manakamana Gas Dealer said.
Meanwhile, four students unions All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary and All Nepal Free Students Union based in Kanchanpur have warned of hitting the street if the District Administration Office failed to make necessary arrangements for smooth supply of cooking gas in the district.
The visited the DAO today and handed a memorandum to Chief District Officer Krishnachandra Ghimire to that end. The local administration has been urged to take all elaborate measures to control artificial shortage of cooking gas in the district.