Kathmandu, June 2
The government has set aside a budget of Rs 10.31 billion for the six metropolitan cities of the country for the fiscal year 2022-23.
Out of the six, Pokhara will receive the biggest amount while Biratnagar will receive the least. The budget for Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bharatpur has increased while Birgunj, Biratnagar and Lalitpur will receive less than what they did last year.
The Pokhara metropolitan city, which has received the highest budget, has received a total budget of Rs 2.58 billion. The city has also been given Rs 28 million in supplementary grant and Rs 40 million in a special grant.
Similarly, Kathmandu metropolitan city has received a budget of Rs 2.39 billion from the federal government for the coming year. Kathmandu has not received a budget for supplementary and special grants for the coming year.
The government has given a grant budget of Rs 1.80 billion to Bharatpur metropolitan city for the coming year, Rs 159.6 million more than last year. Bharatpur has received Rs 25 million as a supplementary grant and Rs 148 million as a special grant.
Birgunj metropolitan city has received a budget of Rs 1.44 billion. The federal government has given a supplementary grant of Rs 100 million and a special grant of Rs 60 million to Birgunj for the coming year. Lalitpur will get a budget of Rs 1.21 billion and a supplementary grant of Rs 30 million for the coming year. The city has not been given a special grant.
Finally, Biratnagar metropolitan city has been assigned a budget of Rs 1.21 billion from the federal government for the coming year. Biratnagar has not received any supplementary grant for the coming year, and has received a special grant of Rs 40 million.