Remittance in Rural Phewatal Watershed, Nepal

  • Tek Bahadur Gurung
Keywords: Remittance, Watershed, Affluent, Destination, Variable


Subsistence farming yields only a limited amount of farm products does not meet the needs of the family in rural Phewatal watershed. Because of this, remittance has become an important source of cash income to the agro-based communities of the watershed. To meet their basic needs, leaving their family back home, the young which is 391 from 292 sample households, have gone abroad for jobs, They send approximately Rs 58226000 annually to their family. On average, each household receives approximately Rs 199000 per year; however, the average amount differs widely from nation to nation and community to community. Only a small size of people have gone to affluent countries and 74 p.c. of the total have gone to the Gulf region. Such type of foreign employment has made the distribution of remittance fairly uniform among the households. In addition to this, except in some cases, increasing number of foreign employees brings small positive changes on remittance amount of the households in Phewatal watershed.

Repositioning Vol.1(1) 2016: 81-90


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Author Biography

Tek Bahadur Gurung

Tek Bahadur Gurung is an Associate Professor in Department of Geography at Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal. He has 37 years of experience in teaching. He published about a dozen of research articles and presented half dozen papers. His area of interest in research is especially economic geography. 

How to Cite
Gurung, T. (2016). Remittance in Rural Phewatal Watershed, Nepal. REPOSITIONING The Journal of Business and Hospitality, 1, 81-90.