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What is Clean Feed Rule in Nepal? Importance of Clean Feed

The Government of Nepal has made clean feed policy mandatory since Kartik 7, 2077. The government of Nepal had actually tried to implement this policy a year before but Cable TV operators were not well prepared at that time & urged some time to the government. Then, the Government of Nepal provided a period of one year for them to be fully prepared with clean feed channels & has been mandatorily implemented from the date.  What is the Clean Feed Rule in Nepal? Clean feed is a provision of foreign advertisement less television channels in Nepal. Non-Nepalese TV channels are not allowed to show their advertisements in Nepal. So the basic principle behind this is that foreign advertisements should not be fed to Nepali people via non-Nepalese TV channels. If foreign companies wish to show their ads to Nepali people, they have to make it in Nepali setup & are only able to give it to the Nepalese TV channels. Before the implementation of clean feed, the foreign channels were show

Federal Nepal: Provinces & Local Levels of Nepal

According to article 56 of the constitution of Nepal, the main structure of the federal democratic republic of Nepal shall be of three levels namely the federation, the state & local levels. As per the present constitution, Nepal has 7 states/provinces & 753 local levels. The new structure divides Nepal into 77 districts & 6,743 wards.  The local levels include metropolises (6), sub metropolises (11), municipalities (276) & gaupalikas (460). The capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu. The current President of Nepal is Bidhya Devi Bhandari & the current prime minister is Sher Bahadur Deuba. Nepal has a total population of  2,64,94,504 according to the 2011 census. 7 States of Nepal Province No 1 Province no 1 lies in the eastern region of Nepal. Its boundary touches both of the neighboring countries of Nepal i.e. India & China. It consists of 14 districts & 137 local levels. Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world is located in this state. Apart from this, i

National Parks of Nepal | Wildlife Reserve and Conservation Areas

How many National Parks are there in Nepal? - 12 Which is the largest national park in Nepal?                           - Shey Phoksundo National Park  Which is the smallest national park in Nepal? - Rara National Park Which is the oldest national park in Nepal? - Chitwan National Park Which is the youngest national park of Nepal? - Banke National Park How many wildlife reserves are there in Nepal? - 1 (Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve) How many conservation areas are there in Nepal? - 6 Which is the largest conservation area of Nepal? - Annapurna Conservation Area Which is the smallest conservation area of Nepal? - Krishnasaar Conservation Area Which is the oldest conservation area of Nepal? - Annapurna Conservation Area Which is the newest conservation area of Nepal? - Krishnasaar Conservation Area How many hunting reserves are there in Nepal? - 1 (Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve) Differences Between National Park and Wildlife Reserve National parks are usually established to preserve the flor

Hydroelectricity in Nepal | Hydropower Projects in Nepal

There are more than 6000 rivers with a total reach length of 45000 km flowing in our country. They occupy about 3.9 % of the total land of Nepal. The snowy mountains & glacier lakes are also our major water resources. This makes Nepal be the second richest country in water resources after Brazil in the world. Nepal contains 2.27% water of the total water resource in the world. Due to such resources, we have a huge potential for hydropower production which is theoretically found to be 83000 MW. Out of this, 42000 MW of hydroelectricity is feasible economically & technically.

Tourism & Its Importance in Nepal

Tourism in Nepal Advancement in information & communication technologies, improvement in transportation facilities, new business propagandas, etc have abridged down this huge globe into a small locus. It has been extremely easy to stay up to date with family & friends with the help of social media. It has been relatively easier to reach every nook and corner around the world in recent times. As a result, the tourism industry has fostered to today's extent. The tourism industry is one of the major sectors on which the economy of Nepal relies upon. From the plain lands in Terai to the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, variation in land topography, climate, culture, and traditions exist that make Nepal a perfect spot to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Due to the prolific presence of various attractions for tourists in Nepal, the tourism industry has been a helping hand in the country's economic growth. Nepal is a country that lies in the southern lap of the

Public Private Partnership | PPP in Nepal

Public Private Partnership (PPP, 3P, or P3) is a frequently pronounced term in the field of infrastructure development & contract management. It is a widely adopted model mainly for public service delivery. So, before diving into the concept of public private partnership, it is good to know about public service delivery & the various options available for it.

Development Issues & Challenges of Economic Development in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful South Asian landlocked country lying on the laps of the Himalayas, covering an area of 1,47,516 square km. It is surrounded by two giant nations; China in the north & India in the rest of the sides. From the huge Himalayas to hills and then Terai, more than 3 crore people have made Nepal their habitat and earn their livelihood.

Sustainable Development Goals 2016 - 2030 | SDGs in Nepal

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the goals set by United Nations Organization ( UNO ) in the 70th session meeting held in September 2015. The SDGs contain 17 goals, 169 indicators & 232 sub-indicators. The 17 SDGs were adopted by 193 member countries of UNO & came into effect on January 1, 2016. The 17 SDGs are:

Current Periodic Plan | 15th Five Year Plan of Nepal

In Nepal, a serious effort to planned development was started after the first five-year plan (1956-1961).  The national planning commission is a specialized & apex body of the Government of Nepal for the formulation of national vision, development policy, periodic plans & sectoral policies for the overall development of Nepal. Currently, the 15th plan is in action for the fiscal year 2076/77-2080/81. The approach paper of the 15th plan has been approved by the meeting of the national planning commission chaired by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli on 2076/11/19. The 15th plan has the following key objectives:

Holi Festival | Festival of Colours

Holi is a famous festival of Hindus. It is also called the festival of colours or Faagu Poornima. It falls in the month of Falgun according to the Nepali calendar.

Visit Nepal 2020 | Everything You Need To Know

There are many places to visit in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal, mountain climbing, historical & religious places, natural resources, etc are the major reasons for tourists to visit Nepal. Tourism in Nepal dates back to 1949 AD after Annapurna Himal, a massif of the Himalayas in the Northern part, was opened for the public for the ascend to its summit. In 1951 AD, Nepal was made open for international trekkers. Professional tourism started in Nepal with the successful attempt to reach the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 AD. In 1996, His Majesty’s Government announced the year 1998 as Visit Nepal 1998 so as to set the country’s image as a special destination for visitors with a slogan “A sustainable habitat through sustainable tourism”. Thenceforth every year is celebrated to flourish tourism in Nepal. After the very first Visit Nepal Year 1998, Nepal Tourism Year 2011 was celebrated. Then, we planned to celebrate Vi

National Pride Projects of Nepal

National Pride Projects of Nepal The projects that can enhance the common identity of people along with their quality of life in terms of social, economical, cultural & environmental aspects & are completed within a particular interval of time in particular places can be referred to as national pride projects. Such projects are selected on the basis of development strategies, the economy of the country, technology & its availability, etc. The government of Nepal has declared a total of 21 projects as national pride projects whose objective is mentioned below:

Tihar | Festival of Lights

Tihar is the second greatest festival of Hindus after Dashain . It is also called Yamapanchak since it is celebrated for five days. It is   a festival of lights  since lights are the prominent features of this festival & also called Dipawali which means row of lights placed together. Tihar generally falls after 22 days from the day of Dashain & is normally observed in the month of Kartik. Why is Tihar  celebrated? Hindu mythology tells an interesting story of Yamuna & Yamraj, the God of death. Once, Yamuna wanted to meet her brother Yamraj. On the very first day of Tihar, the crow is worshiped as a messenger of Yamraj & the day is known as Kaag Tihar. The second day of Tihar is Kukur Tihar & the dog is worshiped as the representative of Yamraj. The third day of Tihar is Gai Tihar / Laxmi Puja. There is a religious belief that Goddess Laxmi will roam the earth on that day & give blessings to the beautiful & well-lighted houses. Laxmi Puja marks the

Dashain Festival | The Durga Puja

Dashain is the greatest festival of Hindus. It is also called Bijaya- Dashami or The Durga Puja .  It falls in the month of Aswin or Kartik & is celebrated for 15 days as a victory of goodness over evils. Dashain starts from a bright lunar fortnight ( Shukla Paksha ) and ends on the day of the full moon ( Poornima).