Karnali sees low investment in children sector

Surkhet, Dec 11: It is revealed that there has been low investment on part of the Karnali province government in children sector.

Only one percent budget has been found appropriated in children sector in Karnali0, a study undertaken by the Collective Campaign for Child Rights Karnali revealed. It was found in the analysis of the budget appropriated by Karnali province in three fiscal years, from 2021/22 to 2023/24.

Out of a total annual budget of Rs 28 billion 474.2 million for the fiscal year 2021/22, over Rs 149 million (1.28 percent) was only allocated for children sector. Likewise, only 0.86 percent budget was found appropriated in the children sector in the fiscal year 2022/23.

Similarly, 1.07 percent budget has been allocated in the children sector in the fiscal year 2023/24.
CCR Karnali Chair Tekraj Acharya shared that the Karnali province government has allocated over Rs 355.8 million in the children sector this year.

As shared, four areas of child rights were studied in the budget analysis. The school infrastructure development was also considered the budget in children sector.

Earlier in budget review, stakeholders urged three tiers of the governments to increase investment in children sector.rss

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