Meghalaya is not only suffering load shedding for several hours a day but the power cuts are also having a knock-on effect on the supply of water.
President of the Khuid Ya ka Wah Myntdu (KYM) organisation, Khroo L Pariat, told Highland Post that load shedding in Jowai occurs between 12 midnight and 6am and then again from 11am to 12 noon and 7pm to 8pm.
Pariat said that this affects all consumers but especially those dependent on electricity for their work, including students in evening school.
He said that Jowai is also facing water problems because of these electricity cuts as the water supply is disrupted from the Public Health Engineering Department.
Pariat said that during a meeting convened by the West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner on April 11 concerning the Myntdu River, he verbally apprised the DC of this problem, who assured that he would write to the government on the matter.
“If the government wants to turn the public into slaves they can continue to impose load shedding however and whenever they want. But if they are concerned about the plight of the common man, then they should take immediate steps to reduce this problem,” Pariat said.
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