98 farmers awarded

Farmers get awarded from the government at a function in Kathmandu, on Monday, November 6, 2017. Photo: PACT

Kathmandu, November 7

The government on Monday awarded 98 farmers from various parts of the country for their success in commercial agriculture.

Minister of State for Agricultural Development Sarita Prasain awarded the farmers at a function organised in the Capital.

Those securing first, second and third positions in various categories were awarded with the cash prize of Rs 10,000, Rs 8,000 and Rs 6,000 respectively.

Speaking at the function, Minister Prasain said the government was planning to introduce new projects to extend support to underprivileged farmers. She also urged staff to become farmer-friendly.

Meanwhile, the Project for Agriculture Commercialisation and Trade (PACT) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development says four of the awardees were PACT grant receipients.

The Department of Agriculture had organised the function in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

Published on November 7th, Tuesday, 2017 12:35 PM

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