PM directs Agri Minister to develop ‘super zones’Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday directed Agriculture Development Minister Gauri Shankar Chaudhary to develop super zones in seven districts.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday directed Agriculture Development Minister Gauri Shankar Chaudhary to develop super zones in seven districts.
The PM called Minister Chaudhary at Baluwatar and instructed him to intensify preparations within 45 days for developing such zones aimed at increasing agricultural output in particular pocket areas. He urged to develop super zones for paddy production in Jhapa, fish in Bara, potato in Kavrepalanchok, vegetables in Kaski, maize in Dang, apple in Jumla and wheat in Kailali. According to PM’s deputy personal secretary Manohari Timilsina, Dahal also asked Chaudhary to coordinate with concerned bodies in distributing fertilizer, managing irrigation facility and constructing agricultural roads in various regions.
On the occasion, the PM called for intensifying the programmes for extending different facilities to the public under the pension to people programme and Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project. He also pledged to form a peasant commission aimed at increasing production and managing the barren land for cultivation and modernising the agriculture sector.