Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
Farmers in the North are experiencing severe drought, as it had adversely affected the Maha paddy cultivation for the year 2016 – 17. More than 3000 to 4000 farmer families are very badly caught up in the drought and so far drought reliefs have not reached the Northern farmers.
The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line ministries to take necessary actions to implement all development proposals made in the Budget 2017 for each ministry. These proposals in the budget which have already been passed by parliament will be implemented through relevant ministries and their affiliated institutions.