Nepal Govt allocates Rs 6 bn for employment amid rising unemployment

Kathmandu: In response to escalating unemployment, the government is investing Rs 6 billion to create jobs for 60,000 individuals. Shifting focus from past controversies, the initiative emphasizes local-level development for infrastructure-related employment.

Under the program, each worker will receive Rs 668 per day for up to 100 days. The effort aims to address past criticisms, ensuring transparent and impactful employment. Tasks include road maintenance, infrastructure development, and water source preservation.

Despite prior challenges in program implementation, the government aims to enhance internal employment, respecting labor rights. However, concerns persist about unskilled hires and budgetary irregularities. The Ministry of Labor urges transparent execution for the success of the initiative.