Despite Nepal’s capacity to generate 83,000 Mega watts of electricity, making it the second largest country in the world in terms of power generation, the nation is currently grappling with a significant issue of power cuts. It is truly baffling that we are still plagued by this problem.
Our power production currently stands at 600 watts, which is significantly lower than our capacity of 43000 mega watts. As a result, frequent power cuts are adversely affecting people’s lives.
This issue arises from mismanagement, insufficient funding, and a scarcity of skilled personnel. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of seriousness in addressing this problem. The government remains silent and has not implemented any viable solutions, while political parties prioritize their own interests in their quest for ministerial positions.
Both personal progress and the development of the entire nation are the responsibility of individuals. This issue is not limited to the present but will also impact future generations. Despite the necessity for small hydropower projects, there are currently no ongoing initiatives, even though their completion usually takes 10-15 years. In addition, electricity plays a vital role in fueling the country’s growth.
When we experience a daily power cut lasting for 16 hours, it becomes difficult to develop our country if we rely on electricity to produce clothes. Having electricity is essential for carrying out tasks and work.
From today onwards, it is crucial that we consider the future and address the current situation. The state of electricity production, which is essential for creation and generation, is in a poor condition, causing numerous problems for people. Furthermore, as our country is still in the developmental phase, the absence of electricity hinders our progress as a nation. Without power, it is nearly impossible to effectively govern the country.
Similarly, we are also facing challenges regarding the use of petroleum products as an alternative for other purposes. Consequently, we are encountering numerous difficulties. Ultimately, the issue of power cuts is further complicating people’s lifestyles. This problem does not affect only a few individuals, so it is essential that we address these issues seriously.