Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Employees leave Humla after food crisis


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Employees working in Humla have left the district after a food shortage crisis hit the area.

Food-shortage is ongoing in Humla for the last three months.
    
The employees from other districts working at different government and non-government offices in Humla left the district to evade the food crisis.
    
Locals bring wheat flour and other food stuff from Taklakot, a town in Tibet, China, at an exorbitant price.

Even instant noodles are not available in the district headquarters, Simikot.

The food supply of was cutoff due to disruption of air transport, the only means of transport to the district, due to continuous rainfall.
    
A sack of 30 kg rice transported via mules from the neighbouring district Mugu costs Rs. 5,500 in Simikot and neighbouring VDCs following the acute food shortage.