The country keeps reeling from an acute power crisis and despite tall announcements and claims by the government power shortfall remains a high 5,000 megawatt.

The power demand in the country is 14,000 mega watts but the supply way below at just 9,000 mw thereby a shortfall of 5,000 mw.

There is as much as 12-hour load shedding in the big cities while smaller cities are reeling from as much 14-18 hours of longish and unannounced load shedding.

Furnace oil in required quality is not being supplied by the government to the power producers and thus there has been no increase in power generation.

Meanwhile, hydel power generation is also quite low due to negligible trickle of water at dams.