Inclement weather conditions in tribal district of Lahaul Spiti have put question marks over the conduct of board examinations, scheduled from March 3.
The district continues to be under the threat of snowfall that has blocked all internal links ad led to snapping of electricity supply, affecting the normal life of people over the past twenty days.
The inclement weather has also hampered the flight service to Lahaul Spiti, making it difficult for the Himachal Pradesh School Education Board to timely deliver question papers.
Sources from the education department said, it would be difficult to deliver the question papers in various examination centers in a short period.
Prem Nath Parshira, the deputy director of education department in Lahaul Spiti, said: "Question papers of all classes are stranded in Kullu due to non-availability of flight services for the past few days. There is an uncertainty over the conduct of examinations according to the notified dates."
He said all communication had been affected and no electric supply and transportation facility had made the situation difficult.
"It will take more than one hour to cross 1km of distance on foot because of heavy snow lying on the ground. The examiniations will be conducted if the authority succeeds to deliver the question paper in two days," he added.
Residents said if the weather would remain the same in the region, the education board should postpone the examinations for the cause of students because there was a danger of snow avalanche after after the sky gets cleared.