This episode focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the government to slow its spread, particularly the ongoing nationwide lockdown, on the Nepali economy, the labour market and on the millions of Nepali migrant workers currently stranded abroad or stuck at home. Hanna Geschewski spoke to economist Dr Achyut Wagle and labour migration expert Dr Jeevan Baniya.
कोरोना प्रभाव सुरु भएसँगै श्रम गन्तव्य देशहरूमा रहेका लाखौं कामदार जोखिममा परेका छन् । ठूलो संख्यामा श्रमशक्ति नेपालमै अड्किएका छन् । यस्तो अवस्थामा रेमिट्यान्समा आधारित नेपालको अर्थतन्त्रमा कस्तो असर पर्ला ? त्यसले पार्ने सामाजिक प्रभाव कस्तो होला ?
The gathering of data on Nepali citizens, who have been to foreign countries and returned home after completing their term, has finally become possible after installation of ‘Nepali Port’—a software at the Immigration Office of the Tribhuvan International Airport.