Jumla facing shortage of cooking gas, petroleum products

JUMLA: Jumla district has started facing shortage of cooking gas and petroleum products due to obstruction of Karnai Highway following incessant rainfall.

Consumers have been facing difficulties due to lack of sufficient amounts of cooking gas and petroleum products in the market.

Assistant Chief District Officer, Pramila Rijal, said the market has witnessed shortage of petroleum products following disruption of Karnali Highway.

A team headed by Deputy Mayor of Chandannath Municipality Ram Devi Khadka and Assistant Chief District Officer Rijal had carried out monitoring of groceries and dealers of petroleum products after receiving the complaint of black marketing in the name of road disruption.

Rijal shared that there is a stock of food stuffs and edible oil in the market which is enough for around two months. The team had carried out monitoring of 10 shops.

According to the Road Division Office, Jumla, efforts are underway to resume the road as soon as possible. RSS

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