RAUTAHAT: A liquor shop has been operated in the office of the meteorology and hydrology established in Ramauli Bairiya of Rautahat district for weather forecasting.
Most of the vital equipments of the office have also been lost. The office was established some two decades ago for measurement of rainfall.
Some equipments were taken back by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology citing insecurity during the conflict, said the then official Abadh Narayan Sahani.
An elderly person has been running a liquor shop in the three-room building.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that office of the meteorology has yet to pay Rs. 33,000 electricity tariffs to the NEA, Chandranighapur branch.