Energy problems have reached alarming proportions in the Tawang
and Bomdilla areas.
Since the last five years, Choizm, of Khamba hamlet of Lohu
basti in Tawang, has been hiring help at the rate of Rs 40 per
day and paying Rs 1,000 for a truckload of firewood. She has also
learnt to make her wood last longer. Earlier, about eight to ten
sticks were burnt at a time in her fireplace. Now not more than
five are used at a time.
Choizm recalls the days when collecting firewood was a short,
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