Four FM stations- Radio Resunga, Community Radio Sky, Ruru FM and Gulmi FM closed entire service in a bid to mount pressure on the concerned authorities to manage regular power supply for airing.
Talking to Freedom Forum, Ghanashyam Gautam, Station Manager at the Community Radio Sky, said, "We were compelled to close down the FMs because there was no power supply round the clock to the FMs, in the entire district."
It, he argued, was because of the irresponsibility of the Office of Electricity Authority in the district. It failed to manage load shedding hours.
On the other hand the people in the district have been desperately waiting the resumption of radios as the closure deprived them of information.
In this case, Freedom Forum holds the view that it's the State's failure on infrastructure development which is a major indicator of media development.
Therefore, every concerned authority in the district needs to address the acute shortage of power supply in Gulmi district and ensure people's right to information.
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