Agriculture Knowledge Centre has been established in Rajbiraj by the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperatives of Province 2 to provide services to farmers of Saptari and Siraha districts. Minister for Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperatives of the province, Shailendra Prasad Shah installed the Centre on Wednesday (October 3, 2018), directing the officials to concentrate on farmers’ issues.
The Agriculture Knowledge Centre was established by renaming the District Agriculture Development Office with extended areas of intervention but the reduced number of staff. Province Minister Shah promised to extend support to the Centre. He added that it should provide the best possible services to the farmers, and that the officials must be answerable if no result was visible within three months.
He asked the officials to end the game of commission while calling for proposals to purchase chemical fertilizer, adding that the fertilizer should be made available to the farmers in Saptari and Siraha on time.
Meanwhile, Minister Shah also inaugurated the Livestock Service Experts’ Liaison Office in Siraha district. He stated that, “The province government had established six Agriculture Knowledge Centres and the equal number of Livestock Service Experts’ Liaison Offices in the province to provide services to farmers in an accessible manner.”
With the establishment of the Liaison Office, experts would provide training to the farmers to modernize and mechanize agriculture and pastoral farming, and ensure commercialization.
Reference: The Himalayan Times