PMO report highlights ‘major achievements’

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jul 18, 2013-

The Prime Minister’s Office has released a 136-page good governance report highlighting the major achievements of multiple sectors over a year.

According to the report, 8,995 conflict-hit people received compensation amounts from the state while 10,512 victims of natural disasters were provided relief.

Families of 3,030 conflict-affected people received self-employment training and the relatives of 10,249 people who died or disappeared during the decade-long insurgency were compensated.

As many as 12,064 Nepal Army personnel were deployed for peacekeeping operations in various conflict flashpoints worldwide. In the period, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority settled 5,466 cases.

According to the report, 1.3 million hectors of land received irrigation facilities with 300,000 hectors irrigated throughout the year. Around 2.18 million people are getting various kinds of social security allowance and the country has a total road length of 52,000 km including new tracks.

The report claims that 83 percent people have access to drinking water. The number of FM radio stations has reached 475—328 of which are operating regularly.

“There is significant improvement in primary education with 91.5 percent enrolment. The rate in the lower secondary level is 86.6 percent. The total literacy rate above the age of six has reached 65.9 percent.”

In all state-run health institutions, people have free access to 42 kinds of medicine. An integrated public health programme has been implemented in seven districts that fare poorly in human development indices.

The report stated that the government has furnished 458 replies to the UN Human Rights Commission and Committee on the accusation that it had disappeared a number of nationals or violated their human rights.

Kin of several victims had lodged complaints with the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission and Committee, seeking justice.

The state has been accused for either disappearing or violating the human rights of, among other people, Dev Bahadur Maharjan, Chakra Bahadur Katwal, Charles G Shobraj, Devi Prasad Dhital, Mukunda Sedhai, Kebal Raut, Krishna Yadav, Rudal Yadav, Lorik Yadav, Surya Prasad Sharma, Suvadra Chaulagain, Tej Bahadur Bhandari, Sarita Tharu, Yubraj Giri, Jitman Basnyet, Top Bahadur Basnyet, Sabit Basnyet and Milan Nepali.

The claims

•    8,995 conflict-hit people compensated

•    12,064 Army personnel deployed for peacekeeping operations worldwide

•    CIAA settles 5,466 cases

•    2.18 million get social security allowances

•    FM radio stations number 475

•    458 replies to UN Human Rights Commission and Committee

•    83 percent people have access to clean drinking water

•    91.5 percent enrolment in primary education

Published: 19-07-2013 08:47

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