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Press evaluation:

Govt spending miserably low: Smacks of inefficient planning mechanism, ad hoc decisions (ht 17/04/2014), Govt sitting
on cash pile of Rs 86 billion
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2014)

Govt agencies have Rs 73.2 billion in arrears (rep 12/04/2014)

FinMin asks ministries to rush their programme list (kp 05/04/2014)

Ministry plans new budget a month ahead (kp 01/04/2014)

Capital spending in haste may lead to low-quality work (kp 18/03/2014), Finish construction works by mid-June: FinMin (ht 18/03/2014), Infra dev fund to be set up with unspent budget, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2014)

Capital expenditure reaches 20pc as fiscal year nears end (kp 08/03/2014), Capital expenditure in poor state: Large infrastructure projects fail to spend the allocated budget (ht 08/03/2014), Only Rs 19b of Rs 85b cap expenditure budget spent (kp 15/03/2014), Low spending of state-coffers deprives taxpayers of economic benefits, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/03/2014)

Rs 596b budget ceiling fixed for next FY (kp 07/03/2014), Next fiscal year budget capped at Rs 595.92 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 07/03/2014)

MoF mulls new framework: To ensure timely, proper utilisation of budget (ht 06/03/2014)

Mid-term budget review: Donor-aided projects at slow pace (kp 02/03/2014)

Finance Ministry plans to table early budget (ht 26/02/2014)

Challenges abound as Mahat takes charge of Finance Ministry, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/02/2014), Ministries failing to spend face budget cuts (kp 26/02/2014)

Capital spending at 18pc in first 7 months (kp 24/02/2014)

Govt worried about low recurrent expenditure: Only 42.91 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 353.42 billion spent in first seven months (ht 18/02/2014)

NPC postpones task of fixing budget ceiling (ht 12/02/2014)

FM blames ministries for low capital spending (kp 08/02/2014)

Finance Minister is liberal with state largesse: Long-term impact on state coffers feared, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 30/01/2014)

Govt sitting on Rs 78 bn, capital spending fails to pick up, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/01/2014)

FinMin seeks details on project contracts: Ministries had to give an update on status of contract signing by Jan 15, but none has done so (ht 20/01/2014)

Budget ceiling of Rs 600 bn likely for next year (ht 15/01/2014)

Budget ceiling for districts up Rs 17 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/01/2014)

DoR spends just 12.23pc budget (kp 29/12/2013)

Shrouded in secrecy: Public participation in budget is essential for transparency; But most of the process is still beyond public discourse, by Anirudhra Neupane (rep 25/12/2013)

Capital spending below 10 percent: Finance Minister Shankar Koirala, however, said the country is on track to achieve 5.5 percent economic growth target (kp 19/12/2013)

Govt yet to utiliseof capital budget 93pc (ht 10/12/2013)

Budget Approval Process Slow Despite Timely Budget (rep 20/11/2013)

Funds pile up due to slow government spending (kp 28/09/2013)

Govt’s capital spending likely to go up: NPC has already okayed 405 of the 453 top priority projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/09/2013)

Finance Ministry all set to launch online monitoring of big projects (16/09/2013)

43pc capital expenditure in last month of FY: ADB (kp 09/09/2013)

About 80pc projects approved: Govt makes improvement in budget implementation process (ht 26/08/2013)

National pride projects allocated Rs 20.98b, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/08/2013)

Leaders pile pressure for budget for their areas: Govt yet to publish second part of fiscal book giving details of programmes for district level (ht 07/08/2013)

Budget implementation to be monitored (ht 03/08/2013)

Bring it forward: Budget transparency, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 30/07/2013)

Govt Budget: The Debt Hole, by Debesh Adhikari (sp 26/07/2013)

Education ministry seeks additional budget (ht 22/07/2013)

Minister complains about lack of budget for development of agriculture sector (nn 22/07/2013), Farm budget still too little to attain food self-sufficiency, says Gharti (kp 23/07/2013)

Ambitious and inflationary: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 20/07/2013)

Govt unveils Rs 517.24 billion full budget:  Focus on energy, agriculture sectors; Rs 16 billion earmarked for CA polls, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2013), Govt announces Rs 517.24-bn full budget: Private sector upbeat; Civil servants biggest beneficiaries; Rs 16 bn earmarked to hold polls, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2013), Social sector budget sees a whopping 40pc increase, by Binod Ghgimire and Manish Gautam (kp 15/07/2013), Energy gets the utmost priority: Govt allocates Rs 30 billion for the sector; Special focus on state-funded hydel projects, by Ashok Thapa (kp 15/07/2013), Agriculture gets Rs 21.40 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2013), Commercialisation of agro sector emphasised, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 15/07/2013), Income tax relief for middle-class families, salaried people (kp 15/07/2013), Budget talks of financial sector dev strategy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/07/2013), Nothing much for financial sector: No concrete plans, programmes have been mentioned in fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 15/07/2013), What experts say (kp 15/07/2013), Corporate Nepal hails the budget, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/07/2013), Failed Economic Projections And Dampened Aspirations, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/07/2013), Budget fails to meet demands of tourism sector, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 15/07/2013), Export sector says some expectations have been met (ht 15/07/2013), Former FMs extend conditional support to budget (nn 15/07/2013), Stakeholders all smiles at budget, stress implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Money matters: Programmes in the new budget will require strict implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Supreme Court not satisfied with budget for judiciary (ht 16/07/2013), ‘Biased budget’ riles folks in far-west region (ht 16/07/2013), Finally, a full budget (ht 16/07/2013), Government lays plan to expedite spending (ht 16/07/2013), Budget fails to provide relief to sick firms (ht 16/07/2013), Wait and watch: New budget 2013/14 (rep 16/07/2013), Seeking synergy: New budget is relatively progressive for individual sectors, though it lacks the vision to create synergy, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 17/07/2013), Budget misses programmes for products not included in NTIS list, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 18/07/2013)

Govt to present budget sans ‘populist’ new programmes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2013), Betting the house: The upcoming budget should focus on new policies for mortgage management to create a competitive market from which all can benefit, by Pramesh K.C. (kp 09/07/2013), No major departure in policies and programmes in the budget, interview with finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala (kp 10/03/2013)

Edu ministry seeks Rs 82b (kp 01/07/2013)

Doing justice to judiciary’s budget  demand not possible: Minister (ht 01/07/2013)

Energy, agri sectors likely to get good slice of budget pie, by Prithvi man Shrestha (kp 29/06/2013)

Budget insufficient for free, compulsory education scheme (ht 27/06/2013)

Former FMs stress on budget implementation (ht 27/06/2013)

Govt needs Rs 32.14 bn to meet revenue target (ht 26/06/2013)

Next budget to be investment friendly, says finance minister (ht 25/06/2013)

Non-political budget: Empowering the grassroots institutions must be the legacy of technocrat budget framers, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 21/06/2013)

Beyond the numbers: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 18/06/2013)

‘Budget needs to help rescue industries’: FM asks entrepreneurs to come up with innovative suggestions to substitute imports (ht 13/06/2013)

Not about size: Fixation on budget size shouldn’t mar the importance of spending it on time (kp 12/06/2013), Budget spending (ht 12/06/2013)

Government sitting on Rs 60b in unspent cash (kp 11/06/2013), Low spending causes state coffers to swell: Only about half of this fiscal year’s budget spent till June 3, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/06/2013), Unspent poll budget to betransferred to Peace Fund, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/06/2013)

No pet projects in next budget (kp 11/06/2013)

FinMin says budget will focus on energy, infrastructure (kp 10/06/2013), Budget demand crosses Rs 750 billion: Better monitoring mechanism for the output oriented budget implementation sought (ht 10/06/2013), ‘Budget must enhance competitiveness’ (ht 12/06/2013)

Upcoming budget to target six per cent growth: Fiscal policy will focus on expanding economy and inclusive development: FM Koirala (ht 01/06/2013)

Full budget by mid-July: FM (ht 30/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile while banks feel liquidity pinch (kp 25/05/2013)

Budget to focus on productive sectors (ht 14/05/2013), Next budget to focus on energy, agri, infrastructure (kp 14/05/2013), 'Upcoming budget to be focused on rural areas' (nn 16/05/2013), Entrepreneurs seek investment friendly budget: Urge government to bring full-fledged policy for fiscal year 2013-14 to start economic revolution, by Shekhar Regmi (ht 20/05/2013), ‘Budget should focus on employment generation’ (ht 21/05/2013)

Shining a light: Budget transparency, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 13/05/2013)

Ministries’ capital spending below par (kp 12/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile due to slow capital expenditure (kp 30/04/2013)

Farm subsidies and the budget: The incentives seem to be directed more at stirring the credit and insurance sectors than helping farmers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/04/2013)

Nepal is poor in budget transparency: Open Budget Survey 2012 (nn 15/04/2013), Nepal’s performance on budget engagement poor: OBS report suggests strengthening of legislatures,Auditor General in fiscal policy oversight (ht 15/04/2013)

Next budget to be pvt sector friendly: FM (ht 12/04/2013)

Rs 404 billion ‘full budget’ focuses on polls: For the first time, fiscal plan comes in 9th month of FY; Rs 6b, Rs 8b earmarked for elections, security, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Ashok Thapa (kp 10/04/2013), Country finally gets Rs 404 billion full budget: Rs 14 billion set aside for polls: Rs 6 billion for election process, Rs 8 billion for poll security, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 10/04/2013), Policies aim import substitution (kp 10/04/2013), Budget contains no new policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 10/04/2013), Finance minister justifies budget allocation for CA elections (kp 11/04/2013), Just a continuation (ht 11/04/2013), Budget fails to include capital market (ht 11/04/2013)

Cap expenditure of few ministries too low (kp 09/04/2013)

Govt to bring budget of more than Rs 400b (kp 07/04/2013), Govt to announce 'election oriented' budget today (nn 09/04/2013)

Full budget for this fiscal soon: Finance Minister (kp 01/04/2013)

Towards more clarity: Nepal's slack in Budget openness, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 24/03/2013)

Govt gears up for ‘adjusted budget’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2013), Cap expenditure at 26 percent (kp 21/03/2013))

NPC sets Rs 506b ceiling for budget 2013-14 (kp 08/03/2013)

Full budget ‘must’ if polls are to be heldthis fiscal (kp 23/02/2013)

Government expenditure contracts in first half (kp 22/02/2013)

Without election, chances of next fiscal budget slim, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/02/2013)

Nepal not transparent in budgetary process (ht 26/01/2013)

Capital expenditure at 14.92pc: Government spent Rs 7.7 billion till mid-January (ht 21/01/2013), Capital expenditure takes a hit: Govt spends just Rs 7.04b in first six months of FY, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2013)

Ministries record low capital spending (kp 04/01/2014)

Nepal makes progress in gender responsive budget (ht 21/12/2012)

Achieving 5.1 percent growth target a herculean task (kp 22/11/2012), It is just expenditure details, not budget: Dr Mahat (ht 22/11/2012), Industrial sector not satisfied with financial policy: Should have focused more on hydropower, tourism and agriculture (ht 22/11/2012), Pride or prejudice: The annual budget, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 22/11/2012)

Despite the hue ‘n’ cry, budget gets President’s nod, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2012), Half year wasted in terms of fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/11/2012), Biz community seeks a bigger budget , by Bibek Subedi and Ashok Thapa (kp 21/11/2012), Interim public expenditure arrangement passes thru: FinMin not happy with own budget; It will prolong govt life: Oppn, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 21/11/2012), Necessity made prez eat his words, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 21/11/2012), Oppn parties fear further confrontation (kp) [There were enough chances for you to participate but you only wanted boycott!!], NSU demonstrates against govt move (kp 21/11/2012), FNCCI demands full budget on consensus (nn 21/11/2012)

Out of the way: The budget debate, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 12/11/2012)

Goldstein calls for prudent budget: World Bank reiterates support for hydropower (ht 12/11/2012)

MoF ‘ready’ with Rs 458b budget plans: Substantial resources to fresh CA elections, fertiliser import, road expansion plans in KTM, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2012), Govt may take ordinance to Prez today, by Pranab Kharel and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/11/2012), Aide says Prez won’t okay budget sans consensus: ‘Govt activities reminder of Orwell’s Animal Farm’, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 12/11/2012)

Distributive budget hurts poor the most: Helps increase inflation rate not growth, by Dikshya Singh (ht 09/11/2012)

‘Expansionary budget will only fuel inflation’, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 08/11/2012)

FDRA seeks full budget by mid-November (kp 06/11/2012), FDRA for full budget even if it’s without consensus (ht 06/11/2012)

Govt manages funds for compulsory liabilities until mid-November, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/11/2012), Oppn parties not to get involved in budget work (kp 05/11/2012)

NPC raises ceiling to around Rs 450 billion: Cites inflation, addition of new programmes for the upward revision, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2012)

Absence od full budget: Administrative expenses set to take a hit; Government to face shortfall of Rs 7.42 billion for recurrent expenditures (kp 02/11/2012), Experts seek consensus full budget (ht 02/11/2012), Budget at any cost: UCPN (M) (kp 03/11/2012), Lack of consensus delays budget: Absence of full-fledged budget to hit low-income people the most; Has been fixed at Rs 429 billion,but could rise to Rs 450 billion (ht 03/11/2012)

Elusive consensus puts budget in limbo, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 01/11/2012)

Full budget: Parties set to put up another fight, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 29/10/2012), Money for development: Agreement on the budget will set good precedent for economy and politics (kp 30/10/2012), No new budget means no pay for govt staff (kp 30/10/2012), Ruling parties rearing to bring full budget: Opposition warns against any such move (ht 30/10/2012), FNCCI: Don’t make budget political tool (kp 31/10/2012), Govt to hold talks for full budget (kp 31/10/2012), Private sector seeks full-fledged budget (ht 31/10/2012), Budget talks (ht 31/10/2012), Time’s running out: The government and the opposition should stop fooling around and bring a full budget, by Surendra Regmi (kp 31/10/2012), Budget should not be linked to politics, interview with Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 31/10/2012), Ruling coalition decides to bring budget ordinance by mid-November (nn 31/10/2012)

Govt fails to spend development budget (ht 22/10/2012)

President consults experts on budget (kp 13/10/2012), President, economists hold budget consultations: Different opinions surface regarding a full-fledged financial policy for remaining fiscal year, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 13/10/2012), Partial budget leaves development works in a fix, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/10/2012)

Bring full budget soon to safeguard growth: IMF (kp 25/09/2012), IMF says delays in adopting full-year budget may 'dampen' investment, growth in Nepal (nn 25/09/2012)

Absence of full budget will hit investment: Private sector (kp 27/07/2012)

Pun brings poll, peace budget, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/07/2012), ‘Budget against consensus’: Economists say it failed to address private sector’s concerns (ht 16/07/2012)

Govt set to announce one-third budget by Sunday (nn 14/07/2012)

Culture and heritage to get peanuts from budgetary pie (ht 11/07/2012), Employment will be main focus: PM (ht 11/07/2012)

Prez nod to budget through ordinance, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 09/07/2012)

Taming the Leviathan: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 08/07/2012)

Preventing economic catastrophe: No alternative to ordinance budget, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 05/07/2012) [!!!!], Oppn petitions prez to block budget: Urges him to do the needful in order to avert conflict, by Prash Acharya (ht) 05/07/2012, Oppn parties urge prez not to endorse budget ordinance (rep 05/07/2012), The buzz over budget: No insult and injury to constitutional propriety and past precedents, please!, by Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepali Congress (kp 06/07/2012), Budget to balloon due to election, new packages: Opposition states expansionary plans will fuel inflation, dearly hurt the poor populace (ht 06/07/2012)

FNCSI submits budget suggestions (ht 05/07/2012)

Joint meeting today to forge consensus on budget (rep 03/07/2012)

Budget to focus on agriculture (ht 02/07/2012)

SC ‘clears way’ for budget unfolding: Responding to a writ, Supreme Court says stay order not needed for the time being (kp 02/07/2012)

Pvt sector spells out wish list for budget 2012-13: Asks govt to prioritise energy, infrastructure, exports, agriculture, employment generation (kp 27/06/2012), FM seeks private sector’s help to bring budget: Asks them to pile pressure on other political parties to agree on common economic agenda (ht 27/06/2012), FNCCI asks government to set date for budget presentation (kp 29/06/2012)

Pun for experts’ panel to look into budget row (kp 23/06/2012), Govt pushing for full budget,NC, UML say consensus first (ht 23/06/2012), ‘Expansionist budget will hurt economy’ (ht 23/06/2012), Full budget after consensus: Pun (kp 25/06/2012)

Govt preparing to bring regular budget: Opposition says ‘only special budget is valid’ (ht 18/06/2012), NC, UML no to full-fledged budget sans political consensus (rep 21/06/2012)

Economists urge small but timely budget (kp 11/06/2012)

Involve citizens in budget formulation process: WB (rep 06/06/2012), ‘Accountability in budget process a must’ (ht 06/06/2012)

Expansionary budget widens rich-poor gap, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 05/06/2012)

Some Tips For Preparing A Budget For FY 2012, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 03/06/2012)

Capital spending revised upward at Rs 38b (rep 30/05/2012)

Next year’s budget through ordinance (kp 29/05/2012), Consult all political forces while formulating budget: PM (rep 31/05/2012), FM moots all-party mechanism for budget formulation (rep 01/06/2012)

Non-budgetary demands soar to Rs 48 billion (kp 25/05/2012)

Finance ministry relaxes capital spending ceiling (rep 22/05/2012)

Size of budget pushes revenue target up: FM commits to bring it in time, expedite capital spending (ht 21/05/2012) [What does this statement mean against the fact that this minister will have to leave within the next days according to the recent Bahun agreement??]

Capital expenditure figures disappointing (kp 22/04/2012)

New budget to be compatible with federal structure (kp 21/04/2012), Budget for 2012-13 to focus on inclusive growth (ht 23/04/2012)

MoI seeks 74pc hike in budget allocation (kp 18/04/2012)

Ministries unable to utilise funds: Only Rs 22.42 bn have been spent out of the total budget of Rs 72.61 bn (ht 06/04/2012)

Agro budget will be doubled next year: PM (kp 10/03/2012)

Reform budget process (rep 08/03/2012)

Ministers ask millions in unbudgeted doleouts, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 21/12/2011), Stop doleouts (rep 22/12/2011)

Budget ceiling for districts set at Rs 98.5b for FY 2012-13, by Ashok Thapa (kp 11/12/2011)

Govt unable to spend on development activities (ht 31/10/2011)

Budget released for projects: despite reimbursement backlog (kp 26/09/2011)

Ministries not to be allowed to hold back on spending (kp 20/09/2011)

Budget deficit up to Rs 50.63bn: Recurrent expenditure Rs 166.01bn; Capital expenses at Rs 87.89bn (ht 19/09/2011)

Govt poised to revise budget (kp 18/09/2011), Budget endorsed on time for first time in three years (kp 19/09/2011)

NC demands reduction in PMO budget allocation (kp 15/09/2011)

Madhesi leaders seek amendment to the budget (rep 12/09/2011)

Govt obliged to adopt tabled budget (ht 02/09/2011), Budget to be revised with political consensus (kp 06/09/2011), New govt settles for budget at hand, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/09/2011), Timetable
set to pass budget from house
(kp 08/09/2011), House set to pass budget on Sept 18 (nn 08/09/2011),
House begins discussions on budget allocations (kp 13/09/2011)

Govt failed to meet expenditure target last FY (kp 27/08/2011)

Budget for Far West up by Rs 4 billion (kp 07/08/2011)

Deficit budget posing grave risk to economy: Experts (kp 26/07/2011)

Govt to bring Rs 384.90b budget, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 13/07/2011), New classification codes
The next budget will come in a new format in line with the shift to accrual accounting
, by Durgesh Kumar Pradhan (kp 13/07/2011), Govt to unveil please-all budget: FM Adhikari admits as much; parties’ demands heeded, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/07/2011), Budget 2011-12: High priority to hydropower (kp 14/07/2011), Focus on infrastructure, agriculture, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 14/07/2011), Cabinet approves budget for 2011/12 (nn 14/07/2011), Adamant on demands, SLMM blocks budget, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 15/07/2011), Madhesi Morcha digs heels in its demands: Govt-alliance meeting expected to end stalemate today, by Pranab Kharel (kp 15/07/2011), Budget deferred till Friday to court Madhesi leaders, by Thira L. Bhusal and Gani Ansari (rep 15/07/2011), Rs 384.90 bn budget in offing: Targets 5 percent economic growth, 7 pc inflation; Capital market, banking and realty sectors to cheer, by mukul Humagain (kp 15/07/2011), ‘Populist’ budget has more subsidies, grants, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2011), UDMF refuses to
budge on budget: Govt prepares to table it today; If it fails,ordinance a way out
, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 15/07/2011), Communists squander public money for short-term gains, by Ram Sharan Mahat (Nepali Congress) (ht 15/07/2011), Government loses moral ground to rule: Former finance ministers suspect leakage of tax rates that could hurt revenue, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 15/07/2011), Budget fiasco (ht 15/07/2011), Politics rules over economy, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 15/07/2011), UDMF agrees to allow budget presentation in House; FM Adhikari to present budget today (nn 15/07/2011), Govt slammed over information leakage, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 16/07/2011), Budget promises to promote industrial climate, attract FDI (rep 16/07/2011), Rs 384.9b budget sees co-ops as main pillar of economy, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 16/07/2011), Budget tabled amid high political drama: Lawmakers seek probe into ‘leak’; want PM, FM to quit, by Phanindra Dahal  (kp 16/07/2011), Rs 384.90 bn, it is, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2011), Social sector gets a shot in fiscal arm (kp 16/07/2011), Pvt sector terms budget disappointing (kp 16/07/2011), Implementation part crucial, by Santosh Pokhrel (kp 16/07/2011), Budget to curb revenue leakage, crackdown on tax evaders planned, by Sanjeev Giri and Bibek Subedi (kp 16/07/2011), Focus on food and nutrition security, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/07/2011), Infra gets whopping Rs 85.96 billion, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 16/07/2011), Cooperatives at the centre stage, by Ramesh Khanal (kp 16/07/2011), Government obsessed with cooperatives (ht 16/07/2011), Focusless budget to fuel inflation further, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/07/2011), Congress seeks FM’s resignation over budget content leakage, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 16/07/2011), Budget boosts depositors confidence on FIs, by Dikshya Singh (ht 16/07/2011), An unrealistic budget (rep 17/07/2011), Adhikari's disappointing budget, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 17/07/2011), Jeers, sneers trail budget: Barring UML, even ruling parties scoff at ‘visionless’ document, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/07/2011), Budget draws flak for focus on cooperatives (kp 17/07/2011), Obsession with coops damaging: Unnatural importance on them can only promote distortion (ht 17/07/2011), Cooperatives unleashed: The budget gives sweeping leverage to cooperatives (kp 18/07/2011), Big black box: Economic calculations exclude real life exchanges, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 19/07/2011), Govt moves to ensure better budget implementation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/07/2011), Pillar that doesn't exist, by Jainendra Jeevan (rep 21/07/2011), How much is a billion rupees?, by Sukhdev Shah (kp 21/07/2011), What The Budget Has In Store For The Financial Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/07/2011)

New Budget in new format (kp 12/07/2011), Peace, social inclusion, infrastructure priority, by Mukul Humagain and Anil Giri (kp 12/07/2011), UDMF to obstruct parliament on budget day, by Gani Ansari (rep 12/07/2011), NC won't allow distributive budget (rep 12/07/2011), NC pushes its programmes (kp 12/07/2011), UDMF warns to obstruct budget, by Gani Ansari (kp 14/07/2011), Morcha to stage protests in House (kp 14/07/2011), Parliament may witness rerun of budget drama, by Arjun Bhandari (kp 14/07/2011), UDMF decides not to allow govt to present budget (nn 14/07/2011)

Upcoming budget: Panacea or problem?, by Yoga Nath Poudel (rep 12/07/2011)

Govt preparing Rs. 381 billion budget (nn 06/07/2011), Budget delay hassles users’ panels (ht 07/07/2011), Fewer new projects in offing: MoPPW (kp 09/07/2011)

Won’t bog down budget, assures NC: Registers 7-pt amendment proposal (kp 05/07/2011)

Infrastructure main focus (rep 04/07/2011), Farmers come at the center-stage (rep 04/07/2011), Annual policies: Govt soft pedals with please-all policies, by Mukul Humagain and John Narayan Parajuli (kp 04/07/2011), MoF readies budget draft: Fixes size at Rs 385 billion, by Mukul Humagain (kp 04/07/2011), Starry-eyed government promises the moon (ht 04/07/2011)

NC warns of no-support on budget (rep 25/06/2011), Do Not Mess Up Budget With Power Politics (rn 26/06/2011), Madhesi parties threaten to obstruct budget (ht 27/06/2011), No budget if demands not met: UDMF (rep 30/06/2011), UDMF warns of obstructing budget session, by Gani Ansari (rep 01/07/2011), UML prepared budget unilaterally: Maoists (rep 01/07/2011), NC to not support 'distributive budget' (rep 02/07/2011), Parties give govt hard time over budget (rep 03/07/2011), PM reassures UDMF on budget demands (rep 03/07/2011), Madhesi Morcha submits 15-point demand to PM (kp 03/07/2011), NC against populist budget: Seeks special measures to address crisis in the financial sector (kp 03/07/2011), NC warns against distributive, populist budget (ht 03/07/2011)

Budget Priorities (rn 24/06/2011), A timely budget: Government inability to spend is hurting growth (kp 24/06/2011), ‘Don’t bring distributive budget’: Experts urge to focus on energy,jobs,cracking whip on price hike (ht 24/06/2011)

Pvt sector demands fixed budget date in new statute (kp 22/06/2011)

Coalition partners decide to consult opposition parties on budget issue (nn 17/06/2011), New budget through consultation with opposition parties (rep 18/06/2011), Concerned, prez prods parties on timely budget (kp 18/06/2011), Prez, top leaders dwell on budget, peace, statute
Finance minister intensifies parleys with political parties
(ht 18/06/2011), Congress to okay budget
if programmes made on basis of consensus
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/06/2011)

Budgeting by gender: A look at how allocations of government spending for vulnerable women are working, by Maina Dhital (kp 16/06/2011)

NC not to allow govt to present budget until major headway on peace process (nn 14/06/2011)

Adhikari defends budget transfer (ht 07/06/2011)

Budget on time a must: Experts (rep 03/06/2011)

Uncertainty looms over timely budget presentation yet again (kp 30/05/2011)

Debating distributional dimension of budget: Focus should be on core issues, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 17/05/2011)

'Budget will focus on capital formation' (rep 16/05/2011)

Govt bows down to oppn, revises budget plans (kp 02/05/2011), Budget only after May 28 (ht 02/05/2011), Delayed budget drags down overseas imports (rep 02/05/2011), Opposition notwithstanding, DPM presses for early budget (ht 02/05/2011), Finance Minister vows to bring early budget at any cost (nn), Budget session beginning today; opposition parties planning to obstruct (nn 02/05/2011)

PM Khanal requests President to call budget session from May 2 (nn 25/04/2011), President calls budget session from May 2 (kp 26/04/2011), Finance Ministry beavering on budget (kp 26/04/2011), Budget session from May 2: Adhikary to present annual spendings on May 23 (ht 26/04/2011), NC against budget before May 28 (rep 27/04/2011), PM likely to skip House session: Officials say prime minister’s presence is a must, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 27/04/2011), Fiscal budget 2011/2012: Some inputs to consider, by Girish P. Pant (ht 28/04/2011), Opposition parties submit memorandum to Speaker against govt plans to bring out early budget (nn 28/04/2011), UML parliamentary party divided over govt plan to bring early budget (nn 29/04/2011), Oppn parties warn PM against tabling budget (kp 29/04/2011), NC to protest budget before statute deadline (kp 30/04/2011)

Govt mulls relaxation of Q4 spending limit (rep 20/04/2011)

MoAC proposes budget of Rs 13.26b (rep 20/04/2011)

Government brings white paper; Experts: A supplementary budget in another form, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/04/2011)

MoF starts preparation for early budget (rep 06/04/2011), New budget on May 3 (rep 07/04/2011), Govt buckles under pressure, settles for a full budget (kp 07/04/2011), FM says full, not supplementary, budget on May 3 (ht 07/04/2011), Budget not possible on May 3: Nembang (rep 08/04/2011), Little time to spend for budget: Parliament Secretariat sources say May 3 date far-fetched (ht 08/04/2011), On shaky footing (ht 08/04/2011), Maoists shoot down early budget (rep 09/04/2011), Is the govt budget bid bar too high? (kp 09/04/2011), Indecisive Finance Minister, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 10/04/2011)

Supplementary budget coming, says govt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/03/2011), Supplementary Budget in offing, lawmakers in dark, by Kuvera Chalise and Prtakash Acharya (ht), Supplementary budget row: NC files public interest motion (kp 28/03/2011), MoF begins consultations on supplementary budget (rep 03/04/2011), Supplementary Budget: Govt expedites legwork (kp 03/04/2011), Finance minister Adhikari says he is preparing to bring full budget, not supplementary budget by mid-May (nn 03/04/2011), Govt seeking alternatives to supplementary budget (rep), Regular budget before CA term ends: Govt (kp 04/04/2011), PM, DPM hint at new full budget, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 05/04/2011), Supplementary budget a no-no: PM; Pledges action against defaulters (ht 05/04/2011)

Timely budget ‘the need of the hour’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2011)

Delayed budget takes its toll on policy front (ht 28/02/2011)

DPM open to changing fiscal calendar (ht 14/02/2011)

DPM tables budget ordinance: Living up to the promises in the budget will be a tough job (ht 11/02/2011), Govt sits pretty on fence over budget (kp 12/02/2011), House endorses four budget ordinances: The ordinances were brought by the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government while announcing the budget for the current fiscal year on Nov. 20 (kp 13/02/2011), House endorses finance ordinance (ht 13/02/2011), Current ordinance budget to be passed only after govt gets 'full-shape' (nn 13/02/2011), House approves ordinance budget (nn 14/02/2011), Govt mulls two
options for budget
(kp 15/02/2011)

Huge chunk of budget to help Future fed units, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2011)

New govt to bring full budget (ht 06/02/2011), Leaders of new govt agree to bring full-fledged budget before Feb 16 (nn 06/02/2011), Second budget in the offing (kp 09/02/2011)

Only 8.42pc of cap expenditure budget spent in 6 months (kp 29/01/2011)

Balancing act: The budget must advance public policy, not party interest (kp 24/12/2010)

Sanitation in the national budget, by Shikha Shrestha (rep 12/12/2010)

Promises In Budget, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 11/12/2010)

Leading To Budget For Fiscal Year 2010, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 05/12/2010)

Policy Dilemma in Nepal's Annual Budget, by Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 01/12/2010)

Budgetary promises The budget has a lot to offer, but can it deliver?, by Maina Dhital (kp 26/11/2010), Secys cast doubt on budget implementation (ht 27/11/2010), ‘This budget may deter foreign investments’ (ht 27/11/2010)

Budget notched at Rs 338b: Previous priorities to roll on, by Mukul Humagain (kp 19/11/2010), Full budget on Friday (kp 19/11/2010), Budget sans policy, programmes, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 19/11/2010), Budget boost for conservation (ht 19/11/2010), Cabinet awaits statute amendment before approving budget; budget speech to be delayed by few hours (nn 19/11/2010), Budget uncertain as top-level meet ends inconclusively (nn 19/11/2010), Budget: Development Delayed, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp 19/11/2010), Maoists hold House ransom; budget by ordinance, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 20/11/2010), Govt budget bleat muffled by Maoists, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp 20/11/2010), Budget ends uncertainty, raises doubts, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 21/11/2010), Budget encourages Merger and Acquisition: Promises Rating Agency, Commodity Law, Infrastructure Development Bank, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/11/2010), Investment for future, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 21/11/2010), Budget staves off looming crisis, by Mukul Humagain (kp 21/11/2010), Dissecting the Budget, by Santosh Pokharel (kp 21/11/2010), Infrastructure gets utmost priority, by Prtihvi Man Shrestha /kp 21/11/2010), NTY-2011 prioritised, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2010), Duties hiked on luxury items (kp 21/11/2010), Health sector gets Rs 24.51b (kp 21/11/2010), Education budget gets a 17 pc boost (kp 21/11/2010), Wait and see: Doubts arise whether the budget will be properly implemented (kp 22/11/2010), Budget is here but concerns galore (kp 23/11/2010), IPPs criticise budget for neglecting hydro sector (kp 23/11/2010), Big budget, big incentives, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 23/11/2010), FNCCI wants budget implemented in earnest at earliest (kp 25/11/2010)

May D-date: For yearly budget, panel tells govt (kp 17/11/2010)

No time to lose: Every day without a budget is one too many for the economy (kp 11/11/2010), Budget delay hampers railway, metro plans (kp 11/11/2010), ‘Bring budget immediately to shield economy from complete disaster’ (nn 11/11/2010), Budget likely to see light of day (kp 12/11/2010), Budget inching closer, finally (kp 13/11/2010), Budget may be tabled in a week (kp 13/11/2010), 18 parties for Nov 19 showdown (kp 14/11/2010), Parties caution govt on budget (ht 14/11/2010), ‘Budget delay affects economy for years’ (ht 14/11/2010), Lack of budget leaves ministries high and dry (nn 14/11/2010), Cabinet fails to take decision on budget (nn 15/11/2010), Big Three agree to bring full budget, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 16/11/2010), Big III agree on tabling budget (ht 16/11/2010), Full nod to full budget (kp 18/11/2010), Govt gets 25 parties’ nod for budget (ht 18/11/2010)

Govt to come up with Rs 335 billion budget (nn 28/10/2010), Budget neeed stressed (kp 29/10/2010), Govt to bring in 'technical budget' of Rs 335 billion: Pokharel (nn 29/10/2010), Dahal offers a way out (kp 01/11/2010), The Budget Blues, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/11/2010), Big 3 still not one on budget (kp 09/11/2010), Pressing concerns force government’s hand, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2010)

Govt 'determined' to unveil full budget by Oct 26 (nn 19/10/2010), Caretaker govt unauthorised to bring budget: Maoists (ek 19/10/2010), Maoists hell-bent on putting spanner in budget works (kp), Do it now: There can be no justification for holding up the new budget (kp 20/10/2010), Traders threaten to hit the street: Govt to bring budget in a week; Maoists warns of consequences (ht 20/10/2010), Madhesi parties side with Maoists on budget (nn 20/10/2010), Madhes parties at budget odds (kp 21/10/2010), Maoists lower bar; offer a ‘solution’ (kp 21/10/2010), Govt to present budget despite caretaker status (ht 21/10/2010), Face-saver must ride: Govt, by Mukul Humagain (kp 23/10/2010), Budget whittled, by Mukul Humagain (kp 25/10/2010), Budget blues’ tear trail (kp 27/10/2010), Maoists to take to streets if govt presents budget forcefully: Dr Bhattarai (nn 27/10/2010)

PM for tabling budget by Oct 27: Essential services to be halted after mid-November (ht 04/10/2010), Nepal eyes at budget by Oct third week: Says he will remain active till a new govt is in place (ht 06/10/2010), Govt reignites full budget torch (kp 09/10/2010), Budget & caretaker govt, by Dilli Raj Khanal (rep 13/10/2010)

No budget spectre haunts economy, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/09/2010), PM’s budget bid comes a cropper, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 01/10/2010), Maoists, Nepali Congress brush aside budget agenda (ht 01/10/2010)

Govt under pressure to bring budget (ht 29/09/2010)

Budget deficit up by Rs 5 bn last fiscal (ht 13/09/2010)

Parties at variance over full budget: UCPN (Maoist) and NC oppose bringing a full
budget by the incumbent government
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/09/2010), Bring General Budget, please! ‘Else,problems may start from November’ (ht 02/09/2010), Full-fledged budget could prevent economy from doing further down: Expert (nn 02/09/2010), For want of a budget progress got lost, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 05/09/2010), UCPN (M), NC reject FM Pandey's request to allow caretaker govt to present full-fledged budget (nn 08/09/2010)

Budget crunch, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/08/2010), Finance ministry alerts parliament of imminent financial crisis due to lack of full budget (nn 23/08/2010), Caretaker govt may present budget (ht 23/08/2010)

Government treasury negative by Rs 15b, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/08/2010)

Special budget spike: Pit before the fall, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 21/07/2010)

Supplementary budget to adjust increased spending, by Prithviman Shrestha (kp 15/03/2010)

Agriculture budget hiked 26pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/03/2010)

Rising spending a challenge for govt (kp 22/02/2010)

Budget deficit just got double, says NRB report (ht 08/01/2010)

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