Relief to be provided to farmers based on extent of damage to crops


November 9, 2021


Relief to be provided to farmers based on extent of damage to crops

Crops damaged by recent unseasonal rains. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The government has approved the work procedure submitted to it by the task force on providing relief for the damage to the rice crop caused by recent unseasonal rains.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers had, on October 25, formed the task force to carry out a study on the damage caused to rice crop due to the flooding and inundation following the unseasonal precipitation. The Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs was designated as the coordinator of the taskforce.

The Secretaries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and the National Planning Commission (NPC) are the members of the taskforce. The taskforce was given a three-day deadline to carry out the assigned task.

Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that additional process would be forwarded on the basis of the work procedure prepared by the taskforce. As per the preliminary estimation, paddy crop worth around seven billion rupees was damaged across the nation due to unseasonal rainfall. Minister Karki expressed determination to provide relief to victims based on the damage suffered.