Census For DevelopmentBy The Rising Nepal
Demographic information is vital for devising development planning, policy and programmes. Population data are pooled from censuses, household surveys and routine data systems, which give insight into the size, social conditions and migration trend of people. Though a scientific analysis of population census provides data of people of particular time and place, it enables the government, private sector and international agencies to forecast social, economic a
Punish The GuiltyBy The Rising Nepal
A recent investigation has unearthed that several high-ranking officials at one of the nation's prime health institutions were involved in irregularities, abuse of authorities and embezzlement, which make them worthy of due punishment. Owing to disregard for rules and regulations, these officials, indicted for their misconduct in the investigative report, have left the BP Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS) in disarray in recent times. Following months of upheavals at the BPKIHS that...
Make Census CountBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has more than 110-year-old history of population census. In 1911, the country carried out the first population count. The initial censuses were less precise and scientific as compared to the modern ones owing to lack of educational and technological advancement. Four censuses undertaken prior to the 1952/54 census are dubbed as ‘head counts’ because they enumerated only the population. The 1952/54 census was take
Follow Fiscal DisciplineBy The Rising Nepal
The national economy, battered by COVID-19, is now limping back to normalcy. In the last more than one-and-a-half years when the pandemic raged, almost every sector came to a grinding halt with the imposition of extended lockdown and strict prohibitory measures. The economic fallouts of the pandemic remained severe as millions of Nepalis living at home and abroad lost their jobs. Though the risk of COVID-19 has not full
Concern And CommitmentBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s recent visit to Glasgow of UK was important in regard to fostering Nepal’s relations with friendly nations and put Nepal’s position on climate change issue. The mega global forum in Scotland, attended by 132 heads of governments and states, 40,000 delegates from 170 countries, provided a rare opportunity to spell out Nepal’s concerns about the adverse impact of global temperature rise and its negative climatic repercussions on the lives and livelihoods...
Festival Of HarmonyBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is so rich in cultural, lingual and ethnic diversity that the country is home to 125 caste/ethnic communities speaking as many as 123 languages. The nation is well-known throughout the world for the communal and religious harm
Milestone In Power TradeBy The Rising Nepal
Despite having the potential of generating more than 43,000 megawatt electricity, Nepal has lagged behind in converting its huge waters into blue money owing to several factors. It requires huge investment and sophisticated technology for producing electricity. So, foreign investment is necessary to build big hydro plants. But the bilateral deals on the hydro projects often fall into dispute because of some controversial provisions in it. The issues of land acquisition, compensation and environment...
Nepal’s Climate ConcernsBy The Rising Nepal
Though Nepal’s contribution in the emissions of atmosphere heating greenhouse gases is negligible, it is bearing the brunt of changing climate triggered by rising temperatures. We have been witnessing more and more irregular and extreme weather phenomena, notably the excessive post-monsoon rains that devastated ready-to-harvest paddy crops across the country, causing huge losses quite recently. Even during the monsoon days, rains were falling in extreme proportions, caus
Coalition Of StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
There is an important symbiosis between political stability and economic development. Stability has been crucial for the sustained economic growth. In a similar manner, economic development is equally vital for ensuring political stability and social development. A politically and socially stable country alone could achieve a desired level of economic progress. Despite having an inclusive democratic constitution, Nepal has still been grappling with political instability and sluggish economic growth,...
Power Transmission For More Consumers, TradeBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has made big strides towards electricity generation and supply. Currently, it is producing 1,900 megawatts of electricity. The amount of this hydroelectricity is below expectations given that the country has the potential to generate more than 43,000 MW hydroelectricity and higher if cascade projects are constructed. Similarly, over 93 per cent of total population has now access to electricity. This is indeed good news for the country that once suffered acute power shortage. However, N
Stop Illegal EntryBy The Rising Nepal
The problem pertaining to the hordes of people seeking political or other kinds of asylum is nothing new. Civil wars, displacements, desires for having greener pastures and a few other reasons often compel people to leave their countries and opt to reside in others just to live and raise families in a peaceful environment and lead a prosperous life. The world has witnessed refugees of different natures seeking asylum in affluent countries. Lately, as the world has witnessed a sudden spat
Judiciary’s SanctityBy The Rising Nepal
The judiciary is an impartial and independent organ of the state. As a pillar of democracy, it has the onus to defend constitution as well as interpret it in case there is ambiguity in its provisions. Like other democratic constitutions in many countries worldwide, the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 has clear provisions for the judiciary to function in a fair and independent manner. The provisions are based on the principle of separation of powers. As per this doctrine, powers are allotted among the...
End Caste-based BiasBy The Rising Nepal
Despite constitutional and social measures to do away with the caste-based discrimination, Nepali society has not yet got rid of this evil that has hindered the overall progress and prosperity of the country. The practice of untouchability is blot on our society known for its tolerance, harmony and syncretic culture. In 1963, Nepal had abolished and criminalised the caste-based discrimination but it has not gone away as it is deeply rooted in tradition and people’s thinking and practice. A false...
Advertising StandardsBy The Rising Nepal
As advertising occupies a considerable aspect of the mass media, its impact on the public sphere is significant. Therefore, it should be governed as an important part of the media through government policies and regulations so that it can take its intended messages to the audience in a healthy manner. As advertisements get published along with news, opinions and editorials in different sectors of the media including the print, broadcasts and online mediums, advertisers not only have to be effective...
Health Safety Concerns In Disaster-hit AreasBy The Rising Nepal
This year’s relatively longer rainy season with higher rainfalls and the latest extreme off-seasonal downpours in Nepal have proven to be quite devastating. The rain-induced disasters such as flash floods, landslides and inundation have caused considerable losses to people’s lives, development projects, infrastructures like roads and bridges and private houses and other properties in many parts of the country. Last week’s intense rains have created a sense of worry among the farmers as the...
Climate-induced CalamityBy The Rising Nepal
The country is still reeling from the shock of the big loss of lives and property caused by the recent rain-induced floods, landslides and inundations. The government has already announced relief to all families who lost their members in the disaster. Likewise, those who lost crops, houses and shops are also getting compensation from the state. Over 111 people lost their lives, and paddy crops worth over Rs. 7 billion were destroyed owing to the natural calamity. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba...
Relief To Disaster VictimsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is now going through a sad and difficult moment as the extreme and intense off-season rains have brought unthinkable devastations once again to many parts of the country. The calamities have taken scores of human lives and caused huge damage to infrastructures such as roads, bridges, electricity and communication systems, private homes and ready-to-harvest paddy crops. The death toll from the latest flash floods, landsli
Winning Over The VirusBy The Rising Nepal
Amid the biggest public health crisis of the century gripping the nation and the world, the public was anxious and keen to see how the present government would move ahead to save the lives of the people. From the very beginning, the government took an array of measures to effectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK has removed Nepal from the red zone while the World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated Nepal on its success in controlling the coronavirus. The scare of the third wave has...
Timely InitiativeBy The Rising Nepal
It is a commendable move on the part of the incumbent coalition government to look for ways to implement the agreement inked between the previous government and the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’. Eight months back, the government headed by KP Sharma Oli and the party had reached a three-point deal that aimed at putting an end to any violent activities by the underground outfit, a