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Pokhara Metropolis to provide 70 per cent grant in agro sector

28 June 2023  

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POKHARA: Pokhara Metropolitan City is to provide a 70 percent grant in the agriculture sector on the basis of production.

Presenting the budget of the coming fiscal year 2080/81 of the Metropolitan City, Deputy Mayor Manju Devi Gurung said an arrangement would be made to provide at least 70 percent grant to classified land on the basis of production in order to mobilize investment based on priorities while distributing agriculture production materials and equipment.

The budget program has allocated Rs 5 million for a small irrigation program to construct and repair an irrigation canal in order to increase agriculture production as well as has given special priority for the construction of plastic pond in order to harvest rainwater at slope land.

Deputy-Mayor Gurung shared that Rs 3.5 million has been allocated to launch agricultural equipment maintenance campaign next year.

Similarly, the Metropolitan City has allocated Rs 12.4 million to run an organic garden management campaign, potato production program, winter crop campaign, and expansion of fish ponds under a commercial agriculture production program.

A total of Rs 1.5 million has been allocated to make the agriculture ambulance service more systematic and effective.

The agriculture ambulance service was brought into operation with an objective of collecting local agro products among the consumers.

A total of Rs 4.2 million has been allocated for different programs including emergency crop conservation, IPM technology and primary agriculture technology publicity as well as Rs 1.5 million has been allocated to expand Goat pocket area, Rs 3 million for management of stray cattle.

Likewise, Rs 3.3 million has been allocated to distribute basic medicine free of cost, Rs 20.5 million for regular vaccine program and Livestock health camp.

Publish Date : 28 June 2023 15:13 PM

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