Development halts in Nepal!!

Blockage of road

Nepal border

Recent Development on energy crisis, and blockade of free movement of vehicles due to it, have urged all Nepalese to look into the alternative energy resources available in the country. Nepalese can’t deny that even if we have found sites of energy availability in Nepal, it will take time of 4 – 5 years sort out all the details regarding this.  Construct the Energy plant and make it reach to the local people is possible only the government invest by giving it priorities and fund flow to this project. The question still hits on our mind, What’s for now? How will we going to bridge the crisis of energy that we are now facing if the scenario of road and border blocks continues? If we think of this situation intricately, then agenda of the individual who are supposed to look after the crisis, their actions if push to run into their mere personal interests and their parties interests, development halts severely, no doubt at all.

We have to look this matter seriously, as the leaders in Nepal hesitate to do so until they see profits of their own and parties. Development in Nepal has been badly affected. Industries halted, Schools closed. Its seems we are locked into this situation inside – the diversity of place made itself difficult. Valley and higher hilly regions are deprived of foods supply and medicines. The energy crisis will remain the crisis until the china borders are permeable easily to the Nepalese valley and mountains. Otherwise, the Nepalese, ourselves have to generate fuels for the country.

There are energy resources within the country itself. There is no doubt on this. News regarding the findings of place where there are reservoir of gases and raw petroleum at front. Some young scientist of Nepal even cracked it out the model for fuel from plants found abundantly in Nepal. We don’t really have to invent the wheel as resources are already in Nepal. A new legislation has to be here in order to make the new policy and implement the plan. The Bureaucracy of Nepalese government should improved. The outside influence to the government should manage well enough to direct into the welfare of the people of Nepal. For optimum stability of the market and service to the people, the black marketing of fuel and commodities should be discouraged and the government should intervene into the situation making the favorable environment for the good entrepreneurship to flourish. The sustainable growth of Nepal yet to be dawn. Tumble down of the economic growth here now we see in the country. Nepal has halted its development now.

Earthquake in Nepal revealed just now!! More with Nepal Earthquake!!

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Earthquake in Nepal

I returned from Birganj this morning; a heated region down the terai of Nepal. I saw factories on the way to Simara and Birganj which was being affected by this recent Earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015. I heard the shaken Nepal at Sindhupalanchok district yesterday night again, it went about 5.2 on rector scales. After shocks are still coming and has not been stable completely. I feel few missing things that I didn’t mentioned here at the moment. A fear! Nepalese have now. Shaken hearts for those who directly impacted by this earthquake and its aftershocks. For those who trapped inside the rumbles and have survived, still have shaken hearts even while hearing small aftershocks when befall.

The impacts are everywhere in the houses of Nepal. Most foreigner don’t choose to live forever in Nepal after the events of earthquake occurred. The trips and visits to Nepal has tremendously fallen off. The aid to Nepal recently has also been fallen off – why? because of the media, in comparison to earlier close to the 25th April 2015. But, one thing is surprised – the savings of people in the bank has tremendously increased. So that the Central bank can even give loans to the Nepalese Government at 3% interests. The safety and consciousness towards future has also been marked high in this regards. Nevertheless, what will happen in the future, people are conscious of construction of earthquake risk bearing shelters and houses and also doing insurance for the future risks.

Regarding current scenario for the liability of Insurance company towards the damaged properties insured looks higher. The insurance companies even have got the huge surplus of flow of cash into the companies which has been slammed inside the companies itself due to lack of proper outward flow of cash to the concerned needful clients of the insurer. The same is the cash for Aid which has come into Nepalese government. The problem looks similar in regarding the two entities but the convex look into details may be different. The ability to pay the premium amount and how much is its amount depends on the clients ability to pay in which the insurance company just for the sake of getting small regular premium, the proper evaluation of the property seems lacking. One of Nepalese bank scenario which I would like to mention here – The bank did the insurance of their client’s property on which they have given loans. For the security of their loans, bank itself make an insurance to the loan property, so that it is safe for the future. But, one thing ! They do it in Book value!! How could you get the return of your lost property or  funds which has been done in Book value and you want to it after 5, 10 and 15 years later. In Nepalese economical scenario, talking about inflation Lets say 15% ( whatever it is ). The percentage of inflation higher impacts the price of now in the market. How could you get the same product you bought 15 years back and you want to get it now in the same price? It is not practicable to insure the property in the book value. That’s it.

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Earthquake damaged houses in Nepal after earthquakes and a series of aftershocks, they have been categorized and marked by red stickers, green stickers and so on , according to its severity of the damages done by earthquakes. Here, the house owners have to understand if suppose the house is marked safe to live is safe to live now, not for the future calamities if occurred. The tricky situation which all we face is because earthquakes can not be predicted as far as today’s scenarios are being concerned. It’s inside our earth – solely inside!! Many things still we don’t know about it and it is true.

Earthquake revealed

Yes! Earthquake revealed one shaken truth to Nepalese – naturally. This is an evidence that we, Nepalese are living on the vulnerable area in which earthquakes will happen. There has been a history of Earthquakes in Nepal occurred in the past. At the moment we know it has been but not taken care of before its devastation. Nearly a century, we didn’t take care of. Now we realized making huge buildings is not a pride!! but a risk to our own lives.

Many greedy men built commercial houses and sold to another migrants who were generally migrating to kathmandu and due to not able find lands in his desired place, they bought those houses for living in the city. The recent earthquakes revealed those houses found damaged on the majority cases. Those greedy men sold those commercial houses in high prices.

The buyers had insured those commercial houses and due to inflation the price insured in book value of the building didn’t recovered after damages. Some of the building are in Bank loan. But, the bank only covers the loan amount and not the total value of the building in present market. The buyers are on high risk not getting the insured amount if building found damaged. The policy covered in the insurance policy revealed 2.5% of the insured amount, or Rs. 10 lacs whichever is less, is bearable by the client himself. This term that most didn’t care about before, are now not getting the repaired amounts in a minor damages cases. The insured amount found less in comparison to the total market value of the property which also made the client not getting the total required sum insured by the client from the insurance company. The regular payment of premium thinking that we are secured for the risk of future seemed jeopardized. The depreciation of the insured property and salvage values are still there for deduction wherever applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

Development studies in Nepal – a Need!

Development studies in Nepal

Development  studies map of Nepal
The map of Nepal
Development studies of Nepal
Looking for the development change in Nepal

The development studies of Nepal – where actually this has been leading? At where it has reached so far. What are the expert and well wishers of Nepalese development are doing nowadays? What are the challenges they are facing to uplift the nation as a whole? In every sectors including socio-economic and political environment, what are the changes the Nepalese are facing? and how these changes drags the over all development of Nepal? and the key people who contribute to the national development : where are they focusing nowadays and where they should focus to integrate the national development through poverty elevation and economic development. Finally, but not the least, bringing the change in the life style of the people towards more peaceful and happiness through prosperity. These all aspects of Nepalese scenario, the preparation what academician and policy maker of Nepal would love to do in the contribution of development needs of personnel is to prepare the future needs of Manpower in these aspects – The need of development Workers!

Development workers will be equipped with the knowledge of development studies.  Basically, Development works are some kind of small projects which integrated themselves to form a larger one which will actually takes a role in the over all growth of people and the nation itself.

In the development, we have many aspects ; social, economic, political. The development knowledge should have covered all those aspects. So, the integrated approach applies to understand the overall development of the nation, and the same approach should apply by the development worker themselves to understand, plan, process, analyze and the evaluate the system and the project work in which they involve. Basically we need people to carry out these things in the development of nation. No doubt at all. Because anything small or big we do is some kind of projects. So, Project planning and management is the key after all. For this the good proposal must come from the people – a good idea is required and A idea can change life! which is true.

For the project planning once the proposal has been generated. There can be various aspects to consider ; they can be raising funds to prepare for the acceptance of change felt by the people in the development process. It would take a decade or a century to apply and make feel by the people – the change through development. There can also be small to medium projects which will take 5 years or less to complete depending upon the nature of it.

This development studies basically is a whole life process in which a person can devote into it in the development of the village , town , city and the nation as a whole. The feasibility of development studies in Nepal is good because of Nepal itself as a developing country.

Making short term and long term goals, Nepal should be undergoing change in its development as it is sandwich between world’s economic giants China and India. The policy maker should be aware of these scenarios that has been impacting the Nepalese lifestyle of the people in and out of their home. Development makers don’t decide for the people but the people themselves would have choices in the environment what they get in the country. We could get different patterns of thinking and preferences through which we could get the aspect of development what the people feel could be their own choices and experiences. This will undergo transformation into lives of many development seekers.

We don’t know how will this change manifest into our Nepalese lives, but we should be in the process of development studies, and is indeed a need of the people of Nepal. If everyone will be contributing in the development of Nepal, it will obviously grow, and those who contribute will be the development workers!

We basically can contribute in many ways, whether you have an idea, you can give to the concerned. Whether you have a business, you can make it grow and give service to the people. If you have a skill, you can pass that skill to the new comers and build groups, communities and a society. If you can write you can write, inform and educate to the readers to make a contribution. Drops by drops make a million in an ocean, which we all know.