Ruling and opposition trade words over budget
Kathmandu, June 3: Deliberations on the policy, objective and principals of the fiscal year 2019/20 budget estimates began at the House of Representatives today.
The ruling party side claimed that the budget allocated for health, education, and agriculture shows that the country was heading towards socialism. They said grant in fertilizer, attracting landless people towards farming, increase in social security allowance for the elderly and new mothers, granting ownership to the backward groups, Madhesi women, differently able and landless settlers are good sides of the budget.
However, opposition party MPs claimed that the budget was distributive and with the increased budget deficit and does not attract self-employment programmes. They claimed that the large area of land remains barren but the budget has been allocated for rooftop farming. (RSS)