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Taskforce formed to study losses incurred by farmers

KATHMANDU:- The Government has formed a taskforce to carry out a study about losses caused by unseasonal rain-induced flood and inundation on crop across the country.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers here on Monday formed the taskforce led by the Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, according to Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki.

Minister Karki, also the spokesperson of the government, shared that the taskforce also consists of secretaries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration as well as member-secretary at the National Planning Commission.

The taskforce has been assigned to carry out necessary study into the scale of damages on the crops and submit the report within three days. Today’s meeting also approved the resignation tendered by the chairperson of the Nepal Airlines Corporation Sushil Ghimire and decided to appoint Yubaraj Adhikari to the post of executive chairperson of the Corporation.

Similarly, few other appointments were approved in the meeting such as Dr Rabindra Ghimire as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors Nepal Re-insurance Company and Madan Pokharel as its member.

Likewise, the ration rate of the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force has been increased by 15 per cent. A procedure relating to the cash compensation to the impoverished COVID-19 affected families has been approved in today’s meeting, Minister Karki said.

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