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Prience Shrestha

Prience Shrestha is a researcher at Samriddhi Foundation, an independent research and educational public policy institute based in Kathmandu.

The case against reopening export of sand

Published On: July 13, 2021 04:54 PM NPT By: Prience Shrestha

Apart from the environment-based argument and identification of the perceived rent-seeking political economic incentive behind the new budgetary policy raised by various media outlets, there are least spoken but vital arguments that either challenge the premise behind the proposed policy or observe likely chances of the policy to encroach upon sub-national jurisdiction in the governing transactions of sand, gravel, and stones.

Exploring scope of natural resource royalty sharing

Published On: May 13, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Prience Shrestha

There remains the question of whether royalties should also be redistributed among localities which neither host nor are physically-affected or neighbor the resource exploitation works in the first place.

Inconsistencies in mining legislations in federal Nepal

Published On: March 23, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Prience Shrestha

There is a legislative contradiction between the levels of government regarding the matters concerning authorization of extraction of earth resources for construction purpose.