Kathmandu, July 12
A World Bank team has monitored two sub-projects run with the support of Project for Agriculture Commercialisation and Trade (PACT) on Wednesday.
The Bank is funding PACT being run by the Ministry of Agricultural Development since 2009.
The World Bank’s Bangaldesh-based Operation Manager Rajashree Paralkar and Kathmandu-based Senior Operation Officer Bigyan Pradhan as well as PACT Director Govinda Prasad Sharma monitored the Gautam Shree Cow Farm and Kanchan Dairy Chilling Centre in Patlekhet of Kavre district.
The Farm currently has 150 cows in 15 hectares of land. Before, PACT’s assistance, the Farm had 40 cows. The Farm has been providing scholarship to 300 schoolchildren from its income.
Likewise, the Chilling Centre has been processing 10,000 litres of milk daily in the area. Its operator Narayan Prasad Badal says the Centre has targeted to reach a mark of 15,000 litres in next five years.
Around 2,000 local farmers are benefitting from the Centre.