Parliamentary committee directs govt to prepare effective plans to tackle coronavirus effects

Published On: September 25, 2020 07:53 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Women and Social Development Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to manage relief to pandemic-hit poor and disadvantaged groups.

The parliamentary committee meeting held in Singh Durbar on Friday directed the government to collect the details of such people and manage relief materials to them. Committee President Niru Devi Pal urged the government to make extensive preparation including legal remedies to address the plights of such people so that their condition would not worsen more.

According to the statistics, nearly 80 percent job opportunities were curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic and monsoon related disasters across the world where about four million Nepalis may have lost the job opportunities of late.

The committee also directed the government and National Planning Commission to carry out the study reports on it and prepare effective measures to address it.

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