Policy and programs of Karnlai Province comes under fire

Published On: June 12, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 12: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province said that the province has been unable to bring policies and programs as per the need of the people. They accused the provincial government of brining projects with the intention of deceiving the locals.

“At a time when two out of 10 districts of Karnali Province are still not connected to the country's road network, the government is brining projects of railway. Their sole intention of brining projects that cannot be delivered is to deceive the people,” said Nepali Congress leader Jivan Bahadur Shahi.

According to him, the policies and programs of the government have failed to set priority regarding important matters. “With the current level of income, it is impossible to fulfill programs like 100-day employment and integrated settlement among others. Furthermore, the government is also planning to legalize charesh (cannabis) which is illegal worldwide.”

Likewise, Gulab Jung Shah, a parliamentarian from Nepal Communist Party, said the programs and policies lack objectives.

“In the policy and programs, the provincial government should have prioritized formation of law and construction of infrastructures. In the absence of laws and infrastructures, the objectives set by the government would not succeed,” he added.

According to him, the government should immediately remove the policy that enables fallow land to be rented. “Most of the arable lands are left fallow. They should have instead introduced policy that encourages such lands not to be kept fallow,” he said. 

Parliamentarian Krishna Shah said the plans and policies of the government sounds sweet in theory and principle. “However, it is beyond our capacity to implement it. Furthermore, the policies have also failed to include gender equality and women empowerment.”

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