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Priority for provinces lagging behind in HDI: PM Dahal


24 May 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the budget for the upcoming fiscal year would be allocated by keeping Karnali, Sudurpaschim, and Madhes, the provinces that are backward in the Human Development Index (HDI), at the center.

PM Dahal shared this during a meeting with a delegation including the Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province Kamal Bahadur Shah at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar today.

The Prime Minister asserted that the development of all these three provinces would be kept as a priority in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

On the occasion, the delegation briefed the Prime Minister about the overall economic situation of the province and the ongoing development and construction activities there, urging him to give special priority to the province in the appropriation of the budget.

Prime Minister Dahal said some special provisions centering on Sudurpaschim province have been made in the government’s policies and programs and it would be kept in priority in the budget as well, according to Govinda Acharya, the PM’s press advisor.
The delegation also called the attention of the Prime Minister on the reduction of the equalization grants to the province in the current fiscal year.

The delegation also separately met with National Planning Commission (NPC) vice-chairman Min Bahadur Shrestha and Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat on Tuesday.

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Publish Date : 24 May 2023 19:32 PM

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