The deteriorating and declining metropolitan image of Kathmandu is damaging its ‘Shangri La’ character. A centralized system has pushed people of outer districts to settle here, in the capital city, in search of a better future. As a result of being the main tourism hub and witnessing a large concentration of administrative establishments, and educational and health centers, Kathmandu began to gradually transform into a nasty city with all sorts of mess.
Nepal is also experiencing most signs of recession. Some economists say that a recession is almost sure to happen here, although we are not yet in a complete recession. The signs of an economic downturn are cropping up all over, in some sectors like fuel, food items, edible oils and other necessary commodities.
Nepal’s agriculture sector is still in a primitive stage. If India lacks foodstuff itself and stops exporting it to us, we might be in a crisis of food insecurity. The fact that India recently banned the export of wheat is not a good sign. The Russia-Ukraine war only makes matters worse for us.
Due to India’s reluctance to grant air routes, aircraft flying to Gautam Buddha International Airport will have to take a longer route from Simra which might raise the operating costs for airlines and push up ticket prices.