KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Lekharaj Bhatta on Friday stressed on the need to formulate a national policy for the smooth supply of the petroleum products.
Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today at its office, he claimed that woes of petro-products will be resolved within a week.
NHRC Chairman Kedar Nath Upadhyaya urged the government to make necessary improvements wherever possible to ease the supply of the petro-products without delay. He also stressed on the need to reform the policy and adopt the necessary measures for the supply of petroleum products.
NHRC members Ram Nagina Singha and Gauri Pradhan had raised questions over efforts being made to ease the supply of the petro-products on the occasion.
Likeswise, putting forth his views, Purusottam Ojha, secretary at the prime minister’s office, suggested that Nepal should hold a direct dialogue with India to resolve the exising petro-crisis during the meet.
Similarly, Sushil Jang Rana, an official at the Home Ministry, claimed that petro-crisis has not affcted the peace and security conditions of the country.