The government’s preparation to declare orange as a national fruit of Nepal
The government is preparing to declare oranges the national fruit of nepal. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, the declaration of orange as a national fruit was discussed at the meeting of the thematic committee in accordance with the provisions of the “Union, State, and Local Level
In the same meeting, the ministry said that the announcement of an investment decade in the agricultural sector was also discussed. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has discussed with the agriculture ministers and secretaries of the state government the announcement of a decade of investment in the agricultural sector and the preparations to declare oranges as national fruits.
Minister of Agriculture, Dr. According to the ministry, the meeting presided over by Beduram Bhusal discussed the preparations for the declaration of an investment decade in the agricultural sector. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, addressing the nation on the 10th of December on the occasion of the completion of one year of the current government, said that he would announce a decade of investment in the agricultural sector.
“There was a discussion regarding the national and regional importance and priority of the agricultural sector and its current situation,” the ministry said in a note. “The implementation of the Chaite paddy crop promotion program, management of chemical fertilizers, sale and distribution, and easy availability and use of barren land were discussed.”‘
Similarly, discussions were held with the Ministry of Agriculture of the State Government regarding the control of wild animals, crop and livestock diseases (insects), possible epidemic or outbreak control, and the use of vaccines.
“Minimum support price, collection of necessary production costs for agriculture and livestock insurance, maintaining uniformity in agricultural data collection and management, and implementation of the ‘Union, state, and local level agricultural sector coordination process 2080’ were discussed,” Agriculture and Livestock Development The ministry said.