Dr Biswo Nath Poudel is the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), an advisory body for formulating development plans and policies of the government. Dr Poudel holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has sent a team headed by National Planning Commission (NPC) Vice-Chairman Dr Bishwa Poudel to the Sudurpaschim Province for preparing a draft of a greater development project for the Province.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A National Planning Commission (NPC) report has stated that multidimensional poverty, vulnerability to shocks including the economic slowdown from COVID-19 and weak infrastructure all impede the progress toward reducing under-nutrition in the country.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: In the course of discussing the implementation of the budget with various agencies, the Ministry of Finance held discussions with the National Planning Commission on Sunday. At the meeting, emphasis was laid on increasing the capital expenditure and moving ahead with the programs announced in the budget immediately in order to achieve the target of 7 percent economic growth projected by the replacement budget.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A government study has shown that the pandemic has caused about Rs 12 billion losses in agriculture and livestock sector. Although the impact on the agriculture sector is relatively low, a study conducted by the National Planning Commission (NPC) found that COVID-19 has seriously impacted the agriculture and livestock sector.
A follow-up interaction session between National Planning Commission (NPC), attended by a senior member of the commission, and Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) was held in Bangkok on May 29 this year. During the session, NPI recalled priority issues which were proposed as development planning goals in areas of (1) food security, for Nepal’s imports of basic food items have not abated (2) lifting restrictions on foreign direct investment and (3) inducting economic diplomacy as top foreign policy instrument.
KATHMANDU, July 1: Vice Chairperson of National Planning Commission Prof Dr Puspa Raj Kadel unveiled the final result of the first-ever National Economic Census 2018 amidst a program organized by the Central Bureau of Statistics here on Monday.
KATHMANDU, April 10: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has projected a total of Rs 9.96 trillion of public spending in the next five years during the implementation of the country’s fifteenth plan.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Progress in development indicators of the country’s 14th development plan have been more satisfactory compared to those in the past plan periods, according to a report of National Planning Commission.
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has identified lack of infrastructure and access, along with natural hazards and adverse effects of climate change as the major threats to food security in the country.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The mid-term expenditure report published by the National Planning Commission envisions increasing the life expectancy of Nepalis to 73 years in two years’ time. The life expectancy is 72 years.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Terming the decision to award the 1200 MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project to China’s state-owned contractor firm as objectionable, the main opposition party Nepali Congress has asked the government to build the project using domestic resources.
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising has said that preparations are ongoing to ensure quality power supply in the key government offices in the near future.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: There has been significant progress in the national pride projects in the last fiscal year, according to a report tabled to the prime minister on Tuesday by National Planning Commission (NPC) at the 43rd meeting of National Action Development Committee.
MAHENDRANGAR, Sept 8: Inspector General of Police, Sarbendra Khanal, on Friday admitted that there were “some lapses” on the part of the police while investigating the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta. The police chief also vowed to book the culprits, whatever the costs.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Relenting in its ‘harsh approach’ toward I/NGOs, the government is now saying that it wants to work with national and international NGOs so as to more effectively steer its national development campaign under the slogan of ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali’.