House concludes debate on budget allocation to 5 ministries

KATHMANDU: The Legislature-Parliament on Monday concluded discussions on the budget allocated for the Ministries of Labour and Employment; Industry; Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation; Women, Children and Social Welfare; and Commerce and Supplies.

Taking part in the discussion, lawmakers stressed on publicising and promoting safe tourism destinations in the post-earthquake situation, increasing budget for enhancing the capacity and skills of women who make up half the country’s population and putting an end to the practice of allocating budget to different projects and districts on the basis of access to power.

Likewise, they complained that the budget allocated for children, the country’s future, was inadequate and so was the budget allocated for women empowerment. The lawmakers criticised that the budget statement is devoid of the national cultural vision of preserving the historical heritage, languages, cultures and literatures of different ethnic communities.

Taking part in the discussion today were Shyam Kumar Shrestha, Chandra Maharjan, Sushila Nepal, Saraswati Bajimaya, Aditya Narayan Kasodhan, Keshari Gharti Magar, Udaya SJB Rana, Asha Yadav, Bhesh Kumari Rawat Bhattarai, Mithu Malla, Kedar Prasad Sanjel, Mohan Singh Rathaur, Gyanudevi Gaire and Prem Bahadur Giri, among others.

Discussions on the remaining ministries would be held in the successive meetings. The Parliament shall meet at 11 am tomorrow.