Simkot, the district headquarters of Humla and surrounding settlement, has faced a power cut since Sunday following a problem in the power supply system at Hildum Small Hydropower Project .
The 500-kilowatt project’s powerhouse reports issues in its machinery system, forcing around 18 households in two rural municipalities: Kharupnath and Simokot and district headquarters denizens to stay in dark.
Project’s distribution center, Simkot said errors have been noticed in two powerhouse machines and this is the reason why the power supply to Simkot and other settlements has been disrupted.
The disruption in the power supply system has its implications in the online service delivery of government offices based in the district, it is said.
Besides, the X-ray, ultrasound, and other services based on electricity have been suspended at the district hospital, Humla, said hospital Dr. Tasi Anzuk Lama.