Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- The government is rolling out a scheme that will guarantee minimum days of employment for citizens in a move that aims to deal with unemployment and discourage labour migration from the country.

The country is battling a massive outflow of productive-age population, especially to the Gulf countries and Malaysia, as nearly 1,500 men and women fly abroad every day in search of jobs.

According to a 2018 report of the World Bank, 32 percent of Nepal's working-age population--people aged 15 to 64--was either unemployed or voluntarily inactive. The report said the country needed to create at least 286,900 jobs per year to keep this employment rate intact.

The Prime Minister Employment Programme, which is set to be unvei...