NPC official for Karnali autonomy


Member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Chaitayna Subba today supported the demand for a Karnali Autonomous Region, propagated by scholars from the far-west.

“Along with the demand of restructuring the state, the demand of a Karnali Autonomous Region is taking its height. It is a genuine demand,” he said. He was addressing an interaction on ethnic and regional autonomy of the Karnali region.

He said the NPC is developing an integrated package on multi-disciplinary development of the region.

Naresh Bhandari, chairman of the Maoist-affiliated Intellectual Circle, said, “Apart from declaring Karnali an autonomous region, the government must compensate people of region as it has “hindered the progress of the region.”