Agriculture Ministry identifying priorities for next year’s budget


Kathmandu, April 27

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has started preparations for the next year’s budget plan. Currently, the officials are busy identifying priorities of the sector that the government’s annual plan.

As per the constitutional provision, the government will have to present the plan for the new fiscal year beginning mid-July, in Parliament on May 28. Officials in the Ministry of Finance have already begun preparations to draft the plan.

The Finance Ministry has sent information on the tentative ceiling of the budget to be allocated to the Agriculture Ministry and discussions have begun based on that, according to the Agriculture Ministry’s spokesperson Hari Bahadur KC.

The ministry has consulted various bodies under its jurisdiction in the first phase, he says, adding, “They are yet to finalise how much money they need.”  The discussions had begun even the lockdown started last month.

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