April 19: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Padma Kumari Aryal, has admitted that some programmes related to agriculture were discontinued this year for their poor handling in the previous fiscal year.
During a programme organised at the ministry to discuss about the budget as well as policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year 2021/22, Minister Aryal said that some programmes in agriculture and animal husbandry sector could not be continued but new programmes would be run in an efficient way, the state-owned national news agency RSS reported.
According to RSS, parliamentarians present at the programme laid emphasis on enhancing production and use of organic fertilizer. They also demanded subsidy in agriculture.
The MPs also drew the attention of the government to reduce risk from possible disaster and to make arrangements for distributing budget amount only from the local levels and ensure effective insurance scheme in agriculture sector.
Lawmakers Khagaraj Adhikari, Bidya Bhattarai, Sujita Shakya, Maya Gyawali, Shanti Pakhrin, Komal Oli, Thammaya Thapa Magar and Dal Bahadur Rana were present on the occasion.