It is also difficult to find anything solid in the budget, which could at least lay in the first year the much needed foundation for doubling agricultural output in 5 five years. Funds have been allocated under different heads to subsidize agriculture as in the past but the bitter reality is that the money set aside mostly remained unspent, with the exception of subsidy on chemical fertilizers and insurance.Further,it is difficult to believe that announcing support prices of crops like paddy,wheat,sugarcane,etc would help increase production and productivity when people are aware of the bitter reality that the country lacks a financially and technically sound institution to carry out primary procurement of farm output.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Jun 15, 2018
A mid-way involving concession from both sides will have to be worked out if the idea is to save the party from further degradation. Deuba will have to appreciate the demand of the changing time, while those wishing to see him out at the earliest should not forget that he is the strongman of the party till date and can afford to take negative remarks about him as nothing more than tantrums of the disgruntled leaders.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal May 03, 2018
Let us hope Oli succeeds in persuading the concerned in Indian to expedite work in a meaningful way on the much delayed Pancheswor (Mahakali) project and hopefully finds India serious in completing Arun 111 hydro project (costing 1.4 billion dollar) in the stipulated time of 5 years because friends of India here would like to believe that their neighbor on the south delivers what it promises, maintaining a timeline.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Apr 06, 2018
All said and done, it is difficult to disagree with people who think that compared to these decisions related to increases in allowances and nomination, his earlier decision pertaining to the appointment of governors, which was a must and was taken after rounds of consultation with other political parties, was timely and appropriate.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Mar 04, 2018
Deuba must have thought that these kind of populist measures would make some political capital for NC and that UMl,which has historically remained at the forefront of making populist announcements, would not be in a position to oppose the decisions publicly, fearingpublic backlash.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Feb 04, 2018
According to data made public, the inflow of remittance dropped by 1.4 percent in the first four months of the current fiscal year. Remittance inflow in these four months stood at Rs. 228.95 billion, while in the corresponding period of last fiscal year it was Rs.232.1 billion
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Jan 07, 2018
Let us also note that by 2030 Chinese economy will swell to 38 trillion dollar from its current level of 19.4 trillion dollar to become the largest economy in the world, while Indian economy (currently 2.4 trillion dollar) will hit 19 trillion dollar to be at number 3.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Dec 08, 2017
When approached by a curious President Bidhya Devi before administering oath to the new ministers, 8 from the RPP led by Kamal Thapa, EC told the President that although Cabinet expansion was against the code of conduct, the move will not affect the planned elections
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Nov 10, 2017
Yadav and Thakur have the advantage of bargaining with NC from a position of strength because they know well that if what happened in Province-2 local elections could be extended to other parts of Madhes, the two parties together can emerge as a post-election major political force capable enough to bargain for the top executive post of the country
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Oct 15, 2017
Hope it would not be too much to expect our experienced head of government Mr.Deuba to take up issues related to Nepal’s India-dependent economy on a priority basis when he meets Mr. Modi in Delhi soon. Let us also pray that he does not have to regret his much- talked about decision of polls deferral in Province 2, making the region look somewhat exceptional.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Aug 13, 2017
The two parties’ ability in smartly carrying out this somewhat conspiratorial act without noise must be appreciated, despite the fact that their controversial move has been branded by legal experts as a mockery of the separation of powers and has inv
By Dr. Tilak Rawal May 08, 2017
External sector of our economy is on decline, with imports of goods and services totaling Rs.388billion and exports totallingRs.24.58 billion during the four months of this fiscal year. Equally disappointing is the fact that capital expenditure is le
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Jan 07, 2017
Timelines set by Prime Minister have expired many a times in the past and the recent assurance from him is that the work on constitution amendment proposal is progressing and the bill would be registered before the Chhath festival to be observed on N
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Oct 26, 2016
As the major opposition party, UML is right in drawing the attention of the head of the government about to embark on a state visit to India, the emerging political and economic power, that can help us resolve many economic and political issues confr
By Dr. Tilak Rawal Sep 15, 2016