‘Govt working to attract youths in agriculture’Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government’s policy is to increase the attraction of youths towards agriculture by making quantitative growth in production in the sector.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government’s policy is to increase the attraction of youths towards agriculture by making quantitative growth in production in the sector.
Inaugurating the Paddy Super Zone Programme under the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Modernisation Project in Baniyani, Jhapa, on Tuesday, he said the super zone programme has been introduced in all seven proposed provinces with a focus on paddy in Jhapa.
Expressing happiness over the rise in agro productivity this year, the prime minister said the possibility of country’s economic, social and political advancements were closely tied with agricultural growth.
On a different note, Prime Minister Dahal said unity among the parties was inevitable for stability and prosperity of the nation. “The date for the upcoming elections would be announced soon based on coordination, collaboration, unity and dialogue among the parties,” he said.
He also pledged to support the development of the Kechana-Charali road, construction of the Mechi bridge and promotion of the lowest place in Nepal, Kechana Kawal.
Similarly, Minister for Agriculture Development, Gauri Shanker Chaudhary, stressed on the need for modern agriculture system, saying expected benefits cannot be achieved without modernising the agriculture sector.
Likewise, Chief Whip of the CPN (UML), Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, pointed out the need of keeping the agro sector in priority for the development and prosperity of the country while Nepali Congress leader and former Home Minister, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, expressed the view that the Nepali people should be united for sustainable peace and development.
Secretary at the Agriculture Ministry, Dr Saroj Pokharel, and Director General of the Agriculture Division, Dr Yubakdhoj Joshi, shed light on various aspects of sustainable development of agro sector.
Senior Agriculture Development Officer, Meghnath Timalsena, said that super zone programme has been launched in 1,000 hectares of land in Balwadi, Baniyani, Pathamari, Prithvinagar, Kechana and Pathariya VDCs in Jhapa district from this year.