Agriculture Ministry announces 25 per cent subsidy on transportation of agriculture produce
KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has announced a 25 per cent subsidy on the transportation of agricultural goods during the time of the lockdown enforced in course of prevention of coronavirus.
The Ministry will provide the subsidy through the local level while transporting milk, vegetables, fruits, fish, egg, meat and food grain, among other commodities to the nearest market centre or to Kathmandu Valley.
It has also arranged for permits to farmers and producers for operating vehicles to transport their agricultural produce to the market centres for sale. The Ministry is also committed to bring necessary relief programme by preparing the archive on the impact of the lockdown on farmers.
Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ghanashyam Bhusal, said the required arrangements have been made for the smooth supply of essential foodstuff at time of difficulty. He added that the supply would be made foolproof with all alertness to prevent the disturbance in the daily activities.
Ministry’s Under Secretary Dr Ganga Acharya said all the local levels have been written to provide the records of the problems faced by farmers. The producers have been urged not to stop their production while the district administrations concerned have been requested to facilitate in creating an environment for the easy transportation of agricultural produce.