FROM ISSUE #68 (16 NOV 2001 - 22 NOV 2001) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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There's a sugar shortage in Kathmandu and residents are angry that they may not be able to prepare sweets during Tihar. But in Dolpa, the situation is a little different. Residents there are worried about a more basic commodity, salt. With supplies from the Salt Trading Corporation (STC) nowhere in sight and salt from Tibet not there yet, most Dolpa residents don't have the salt they need. The reason for the shortage is the inability of STC contractors to transport salt. The corporation has set aside nearly 700 quintals of salt for the remote district. But, says the District Development Committee, none of that is getting there, depriving people in two dozen Village Development Committees of one of the necessities of life.