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NAWALPARASI: The Hupsekot Rural Municipality in Nawalparasi (Bardhaghat Sustapurba) has offered Rs 5 in grant for each litre to encourage the farmers for milk production.
The amount would be given to the farmers through cooperatives.
The rural municipality said that the decision is a part of its policy to give grant on the basis of production.
Chairman of Hupsekot Rural Municipality Laxmi Devi Pandey said provisions to give grant to the farmers is arranged based on the yearly report shared by the milk cooperatives in the rural municipality.
“Our goal is to increase milk production in the rural municipality by encouraging the farmers,” Pandey said.
Pandey hoped that the decision of the local government would largely benefit the small farmers.
In the last fiscal year, the rural municipality provided cash subsidy to the farmers through two cooperatives and the farmers were given Rs 254,235 in cash.
Pandey also shared that the quantity and farmers getting cash subsidy for the milk production could increase this year compared to the last year.
The Hupsekot Rural Municipality has forwarded this scheme to make it a self-reliant on milk production by luring the farmers.
Naya Dutta Gautam, a farmer engaged in animal husbandry, termed the rural municipality’s move as praiseworthy.
The rural municipality has also given 50 per cent in grant to the farmers for the payment of insurance premium under the livestock insurance scheme.