SYANGJA: The remote Chitre Bhanjyang VDC of Syangja has been freed from load shedding, thanks to the collective efforts of the villagers.
At a time when the country is reeling under acute energy crisis, the VDC has no problems for electricity after a micro hydro project was operated by the locals.
The people of Chitre had generated electricity from the Putpute Second Micro Hydro Project at the border of Magyam Chisapani VDC Ward No.8 and 9 started since 2008.
The 98 KW project has benefited some 834 families of the VDC, said Chairman of the Consumer Committee Khim Bahadur Thapa.
The project was constructed at a total cost of Rs. 33.1 million including Rs. 3.5 million of the Muktinath Development Bank, Rs. 10 million of the Alternate Energy Promotion Center, Rs. 1.9 million of DDC, Rs. 2.8 million of the VDC, and Rs. 15.3 million worth of voluntary labor.