Kathmandu, January 27
The government has commissioned a task force to study the demands raised by Prem Prasad Acharya, who killed himself expressing frustrations over the state’s failure to encourage him to grow as an entrepreneur.
Owing to the public demand and Deputy Prime Minister Rabi Lamichhane’s commitment to his family, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday formed a six-member committee led by Narayan Prasad Risal, a joint secretary of the ministry.
Other members represent the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Nepal Police and the National Investigation Department.
Before fatally immolating himself, Acharya posted a long status on Facebook saying his efforts to earn money to get rid of the loans and make the family happy–by trying different businesses in Nepal–failed. In the course, he has suggested how the problems he faced could be prevented from happening in the future.