GORKHABAZAAR: Residents of Laprak village in Gorkha have not been able to enjoy power service for the past five months.

The locals have been facing the problem after local hydropower projects were damaged by landslides triggered by the April 25 earthquake.

The hydropower projects first and second based at the local Lisang River were obstructed following the landslides triggered by the devastating earthquake.

The first project was constructed in 2003 and the second in 2013. The locals had been paying a monthly tariff of Rs. 60 for using power from the project.

Kulraj Chalise, Chief of the Environment and Energy Unit of Gorkha DDC, said that there was lack of budget to resume the hydropower projects. Additional funds have been sought from the centre, he said.

With majority of the people living under tents following the earthquake, absence of power is making daily life further difficult, the locals said.

Locals have been living in 595 temporary tents in Laprak.