Kathmandu, June 13: The Government has clarified that the Guthi bill has been brought to address the problems of the landless squatters and farmers.
Unveiling the cabinet decision taken on June 6 amidst a press meet organized at Singhdurbar today, Communications and Information Technology Minister and Government spokesperson Gokul Prasad Baskota said that due to some provisions in Guthi acts, landless farmers have faced problems. Thus, the government wants to address the problems amending the laws.
Minister Baskota claimed that although the Guthis or trusts have helped conserve our cultural, religions and traditional values, the mode of its operation need amendment as per the time.
The Minister also said that the problems of the trusts in the Kathmandu Valley and the problems of the trusts outsides are different. Therefore, the government is ready to hold further discussions with concerned stakeholders.
Meantime, the cabinet has decided to approve the government-government contact to import DAP and other chemical fertilizers, adjust internet price by wavering taxes on import of internet related materials.
Likewise, the government has recommended Dr. Bamshidhar Mishra to the post of Nepali Envoy to Bangladesh, Dr. Kedarnath Bhardwaj as Nepali Envoy to Qatar, Maheshraj Dahal Nepali Envoy to Australia and Dawa futi Sherpa Envoy to Spain.
Similarly, the government has approved the PM National Talent Award Fund and management work procedure first amendment 2076 and Public Procurement bill seventh amendment 2076. The cabinet has also given approvals to formulate bills on setting up Nepal Forest Corporation Limited and its mobilization and Integrated Health Education Bill.