Kathmandu, April 6:
The National Planning Commission (NPC) is formulating a three-year interim plan, an NPC member said today. According to him, economic reconstruction, rehabilitation and economic revitalisation are the main agendas of the plan.
The three-year plan will be implemented after the completion of the 10th five-year plan. Addressing a daylong workshop on Possibilities and Challenges of Rural Development Studies in Tribhuvan University (TU), Hem Prasad Neupaney, an NPC member, said the three-year plan will focus on rural development.
The Rural Development Studentsâ€™ Society, TU, organised the workshop.
He said, â€œWe are instituting a basket fund in which funds provided by national and international donors will be collected. We will spend Rs 65 billion for rural development from the fund.â€
He said that the NPC will launch a number of small projects at the community level. â€œThese programmes will help increase the employment rate,â€ he said, adding, â€œDuring the three-year plan, we will launch some mega projects to revive economy.â€
Chief of the Ratna Rajya Campus, Sunil Kumar Poudel, called on the government to ensure that students of Rural Development (RD) get jobs. â€œGuaranteed jobs will encourage more and more students to study the RD,â€ he said, adding, â€œThe syllabus of the RD should be changed in line with time. The subject should be focused on rural context.â€