29 June, Kathmandu
Prime Minister Oli has said that the impacts of COVID-19 on economy could be reduced from agriculture.
On the occasion of National Paddy day (Dhan Diwas) Oli stated that the development and growth of the agricultural sector is the basis for achieving the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepal’.
The PM said,“This does not mean that paddy planting is needed in all farms. Paddy should be planted where there is high returns and other crops could be grown on other lands. But the particular crop should yield maximum”.
He said that modernization, commercialization and mechanization of agriculture is necessary to bring revolution in the agricultural sector. He said, “The Prime Minister’s Agriculture Modernization Program is an important and multi-faceted program related to modernization of agriculture.Through this program, we can bring a revolution in the agricultural sector of Nepal. ”
PM Oli has requested the State and local governments to join hands together for successful implementation of the government’s policies on agriculture and food security.