Youth and Entrepreneurship in Nepal

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Nepal is the country with lots of possibilities, full of natural resources and beautiful climate. Despite the fact, the number of people leaving the country is increasing day by day. The main reasons behind the migration are of course; the political instability and the uncertain future inside the country. However, we can not ignore the fact that, it’s the youth themselves who are responsible for building the nation.

Among the many options, entrepreneurship is the most desirable option by the youth of 21st century. As I have seen in my own friends circle and surroundings, most of the people are satisfied neither in the government jobs nor in private sectors. Lack of free working environment and no space for their creativity can be the major reasons behind the dissatisfaction. On the other hand, the employment opportunities themselves are very limited here and which are also mostly filled by the nepotism, political sources, solicitation and so on. Very few organizations have free competition process, where only the top scorers can reserve the seats. Due to which, people are compelled to leave the country either by the means of education or through the work permits.

The possibilities of entrepreneurship development are being ignored by the youth here. Some of them take it as a risk, some are limited by the money, some lack dedication and passion; some have no any idea about it and some do not even try to think over it. To become an entrepreneur is not just the matter of money and wealth; one can be an entrepreneur by his skill, technical expertise, unique ideas, proper utilization of available resources and cooperation between the friends and relatives. Instead of studying common courses in universities, we can go for technical courses which help us to start our own business after completing the study. We can start cooperative organizations. Even, we can do the existing business in different approach. Most of the people are having agricultural land here and they who do not have own land can get in lease and do modern farming.

By recognition, Nepal is the agricultural country but even we have to import rice and vegetables from other countries. Instead of many unnecessary courses in school, government can develop the course book related the tourism and scope of agriculture in Nepal which can help the students to start their career from their own places. Geographically Nepal is a rich country. The Hills and Himalayans can be developed as the most attractive tourist destination and the Terai region is the best for agriculture. Instead of investing 10-20 lacs of rupees in going abroad, we can start many things here as an entrepreneur. We are doing the job of cleaning, dish-washing, salesmen in stores, waiters in restaurants and so on in other countries but we do no want to initiate respectful jobs here in our own society. If the government will provide trainings/workshops to the youth on tourism business and farming, the youth can be attracted to do something in their own country.

The problem caused by brain-drain is going to have a very bad impact in our society for the years. Now, the time is clicking and the problem is widening. The youth have to think about starting their own business by their own available resources instead of migrating abroad. The starting years can be hard but future will be definitely better. We can see many examples around the world. Most of the big business ventures were started by the small investment and great ideas. The time is asking to the youth of Nepal to set the examples. The government also needs to make some solid plans to support them who want to do something as their own in their society and country. They should been provided loans in less interest rate with light collateral, security to their business. The government should make some special offers for those who want to do agriculture and farming.

Let’s start brain storming about the entrepreneurship development in Nepal from own circles and places. If we have good future in own country than why should we move to other countries sacrificing our identity and self respect???

utshabpokhrel@gmail.com

11 thoughts on “Youth and Entrepreneurship in Nepal

    marshal pokhrel said:
    April 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    for the innovative and to build the enterprenuerhip in our country , the most important issue would be to mobilize our resources and its potentials with our expertise as mentioned above.but nevertheless, the government should create an environment where such ideas could come out and take a shape.Rather the political instability may be the main reason behind it….however the so called youths are responsible to give a new way to the nation ..

      Utshab responded:
      April 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

      thanx for ur views bro🙂 hope coming days will be the brighter days in Nepal

    Roshan Bhattarai said:
    April 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Bro i do agree the fact and people can do a lot here bro but i want to say also that there is some fucked up environment too and I’m suffering now because of this. You know i own the business related to IT field. To avoid the load shedding I’ve generator in office. But now there is no fucking petrol available in market and without it its very hard to maintain my business. When i went with a gallon to Petrol Pump, the petrol pump owner replied me we can’t give it to you, there are 100s motorcycle is in the queue, bring your generator here itself and stand in the queue. What a bullshit answer but he answer is logical in the other side. He might have aware of the fact that there has been 100s motorcycle in the queue who has been waiting for hours to get the petrol.Let’s see if its possible for me to get the petrol tomorrow or not.

    These kind of things we need to bear until our country will get a honest and true politicians like Anna Hazare😦 .

      Utshab responded:
      April 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

      yes bro, the situation here is very embarassing. all the things are just messed up as like the politics… no electricity, no fuel, no gas etc… now it’s shame to say we are rich in natural resources. what’s it importance while we can not even feel and we have no use of it… sometimes i think there are so many things we can do here and at the same time i found myself nowhere with no any options… it’s all cause of political instability and the worsening security in our country….

    Rabin Sapkota said:
    April 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks Utshab Jee for your kind views. Feeling of Self respect is same as respect to our nation and if all the youth of this country would have think in this way like you, we would not have to face the our country’s present situation. From your thought, all the youth including our political leaders have to learn the lession.

    Utshab responded:
    April 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Thans Rabin Jee for your appreciation. Lots of oppertunities are waiting here but the youth in our country are lacking proper motivation, support from their family and friends, government initiation and guidelines, security, cooperation from their society, self-confidence and so on due to which we youth are afraid of starting any new projects and business here in own country and we think the better is going abroad and live in a free environment.

    Prasannta said:
    April 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Good.. it’s the right time.. let’s think about enterprenurship to remodel our economy.

    Sushant said:
    June 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    An inspiration to move from idea to reality. Great article.

    Ramesh said:
    August 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Its great and realistic logic dai.Lets hope many people will think like you think dai.

    samyog said:
    May 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    yes bro but what to do and how to do if u can give us some solutions we’ll b more than happy. Do you know how to start online marketing? what are its possibilites in nepal and what does it cost?

    Ramesh Raj Baral said:
    November 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I am a person who wants to do somthing in country.But i have no idea about it.

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