Economists’ First National Conference- 2022 Successfully Completed

NECS Nepal successfully organized National Economists’ Conference for the first time in Nepal in March 25-26, 2022. Ganga Bahadur Thapa Chaired the opening ceremony of the conference. The chief guest of the conference was honorable Finance Minister Janardan Sharma. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, former Prime Minister of Nepal participated as a special guest delivering key note. Other distinguished key note speakers were honorable Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Leader, Nepali Congress Party; honorable Ghanashyam Bhushal, Leader, Communist Party Nepal, UML; honorable Shakti Basnet, leader, Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Centre) and honorable Ram Kumar Phuyal, member of National Planning Commission; Prof. Dr. Shiva Raj Adhikari, Head, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuan Uniersity and Min Raj Kandel Chairman, National Cooperative Federation of Nepal. The welcome Speech was delevered by Prof. Dr. Jiba Nath Dhital, Member of NECS Nepal.

Dr. Jeeban Amgain, Vice Chairman of National Economic Concern Society Nepal presented the theme paper entitled “Outlook of National Economy and Contemporary Issues”.

In the conferece, there were eight different thematic papers. Session Chair, Presenter and Discaussant were as follows.

Session 1

Title : Utilization of Natural Resources for Sustainable Economic Development

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Jiba Nath Dhital

Presenter: Dr. Sunil Kumar Pokharel

Discussant I:  Dr. Chadra Mani Adhikari

Discussant II: Dr. Nirmal Kumar Raut

Session 2

Title : Socialism in Nepali Context

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Surendra Lav Karna

Presenter: Hari Roka

Discussant I:  Dr. Uttam Khanal

Discussant II: Dr. Surendra Upreti

Session 3

Title : Overview of Periodic Plan and Development in Nepal

Session Chair: Deependra Bahadur Kshetri

Presenter: Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha

Discussant I:  Prof. Dr. Surendra Lav Karna

Discussant II: Prof. Dr. Govinda Nepal

Session 4

Title : Transformation of Agricultural Sector in Nepal : Challenges and Opportunities

Session Chair: Dr. Dil Bahadur Gurung

Presenter: Dr. Ganesh Raj Joshi

Discussant I:  Dr. Yam Bahadur Thapa

Discussant II: Dr. Sushil Pandey

Session 5

Title : Role of Industrialization on Socialism Oriented Economy

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Surya Thapa

Presenter: Dr. Uttam Khanal

Discussant I:  Babul Khanal

Discussant II: Ganesh Ghimire

Session 6

Title : Sixty Five Years of Nepalese Cooperative Movement and Its Direction

Session Chair: Lila Mani Paudyal

Presenter: Dr. Gyanendra Paudel

Discussant I:  Paritosh Paudel

Discussant II: Dr. Chandra Kanta Paudel

Discussant III: Gopi Mainali

Session 7

Title : Financial Inclusion and Productive Investment for Self Sustained Economy

Session Chair: Dr. Raghu Bir Bista

Presenter: Siddha Raj Bhatta

Discussant I:  Nar Bahadur Thapa

Discussant II: Ananta Raj Dahal

Session 8

Title : Dichotomy of Neoliberalist Policy Framework in Nepal

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Bishwombhar Pyakurel

Presenter: Baikuntha Pandey

Discussant I:  Assoc. Prof. Ananta Kumar Mainali

Discussant II: Dr. Dilli Raj Khanal

Discussant III: T.N. Acharya