TANAHUN: With an aim to ensure more production, the Vyas Municipality in Tanahun district has provided as high as six metric tonnes of improved corn seeds to the farmers in grant.
The farmers were provided the maize seeds with 50 percent in grant.
Section Officer of Agriculture Section of the municipality, Pratima Bagale, said farmers from all 14 wards in the municipality were given improved maize seeds of Arun-2, Rampur Composite, Manakamana-3 and other improved spices.
“So far, we have distributed six metric tonnes of corn seeds. The distribution is ongoing,” Bagale said.
He said that the move is aimed at making the farmers self-reliant and attracted towards commercial farming.
Prior to this, the municipality had distributed 22 metric tonnes of potato seeds.
The municipality is also planning to distribute the beehives to some 100 beekeepers.