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Nepal Economic Digest (April 11, 2020)


11 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Economic Digest, a daily morning email digest, is basically a relatable summation of important business news from Nepal into easy-to-understand summaries.

Salaries of docs, health workers will not be slashed: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Population has clarified that salaries of doctors and health workers will not be slashed.

Speaking at a regular press briefing on Friday, Ministry Spokesperson Bikash Devkota said that their salaries will not be cut for the government’s fund for COVID-19.

“A meeting of the Cabinet held on March 24 had decided to slash salaries of employees and deposit it in the fund. The Ministry has not issued a directive to slash salaries of doctors and health workers deployed under the Ministry,” Spokesperson Devkota said, “The Ministry would like to appeal to them to work with high morale.”

Minister Bhusal warns lack of agriculture produce may invite adversity

Minister for Agriculture, Ghanashyam Bhusal has said the ban in the export of agricultural produce and the hike in prices could result in a difficult situation to meet the demand.

He also warned all local government bodies about the possibility of famine as agricultural activities have not been smooth owing to coronavirus outbreak.

Minister Bhusal said the agricultural sector would play an important role in tackling the socio-economic challenges in the country amid the coronavirus crisis.

Meanwhile, the ministry has put forth the policies to avoid such a situation that include equal distribution of relief packages for production, insurance of the crops and livestock, easy loan packages and technological assistance for farmers, and good prices for their production.

One held for hiking price of LPG gas

Police have arrested a trader on the charge of hiking the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the district.

The arrested has been identified as Min Prasad Regmi of Jaljala Rural Municipality-3. He was arrested acting on grievances of customers.

Regmi runs Dipsan Metal Stores at Waribeni. Customers have accused Regmi of selling the LGP gas for higher prices than the one fixed by the government.

Full cooking gas cylinders to be available from Sunday

The state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has decided to sell full Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders from Sunday.

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the NOC took the decision to open the sale of a full cylinder weighing 14.2-kg.

NOC spokesperson Binitmani Upadhyay shared that the LPG companies will be allowed to fill LPG cylinders to the full from Thursday.

(Compiled and prepared by Swastik Aryal and Nitish Lal Shrestha)

Nepal Economic Digest is a daily morning email digest, basically relatable summations of the most important business news, happenings from Nepal into easy-to-understand summaries. The Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research (ISSR), Nepal’s independent think tank, and Khabarhub — Nepal popular news portal — have joined hands to disseminate news from Nepal in the form of Economic Digest.

Publish Date : 11 April 2020 09:22 AM

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