Prime Minister KP Oli. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has vowed no one remains hungry and no one dies of hunger.
In a message given on the occasion of 40th World Food Day here Friday, PM Oli reiterated that the government was effortful to ensure basic food security to the citizens.
In the message, he said, “It is the responsibility of a welfare state to ensure basic food security to the citizens. Thus, the constitution of Nepal has defined the right to food as one of the fundamental rights.”
PM Oli added that to implement the right, the government has also brought the Food Sovereignty Act- 2075 BS.
He argued that it was also the duty of all the citizens to contribute from their part to alleviate poverty and help materialize the campaign ‘no one remains hungry and no one dies from hunger.’
The head of the government said that the incumbent government had formulated agriculture strategies, annual plans, and programs that were guided by the Goal No 2 of the Sustainable Development Goal which mentions ‘Zero Hunger’ and aims to end hunger, achieve food security, and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
“The current 15th national periodic plan has aimed to build a society with food security, sustainable food, and nutrition security by ensuring basic food security to the areas and groups at risk of nutrition and food insecurity, improving income generation through agriculture and non-agriculture enterprises and enhancing access to food among others,” read the message.
The PM in the message also asserted that the government was working actively to ensure economic prosperity in the country and to bring happiness to the lives of people.