Nepal lies in South Asia bordering two giant countries- India and China. According to the census of 2011 the total population of Nepal is 26,494,504 that shows reducing growth rate, (i.e, 1.35 per annum). Though Nepal is rich in terms of various cultures, natural beauty, diversity of flora and fauna and enormous opportunity of development, it is regarded as one of the least developed countries. Political and economic opportunities inside the country differ by caste, ethnicity, gender and geographical locations. Politically, Nepal is divided in 5 development regions, 14 zones and 75 districts.
NRCS Annual Report, 2012/13