Saptari : An Agriculture Knowledge Centre has been established in Rajbiraj district by the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Province No. 2 to provide services to the farmers of Saptari and Siraha districts.
Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives of Province No. 2 Shailendra Prasad Sah inaugurated the centre on Wednesday, directing the officials to concentrate on farmers’ issues. The Agriculture Knowledge Centre was established by renaming the District Agriculture Development Office with extended areas for intervention but reduced number of officials.
On the occasion, Province Minister Sah promised to extend support to the Centre adding that it should provide best possible services to the farmers or the officials should be ready to face music if no result was visible in three months. He asked the officials to end the game of commission while calling for tender for purchasing chemical fertilizer and the farmers in Siraha and Saptari should be availed of the fertilizer in time.
Meanwhile, Minister Sah also inaugurated the Livestock Service Experts’ Liaison Office in Siraha district.
On the occasion, Minister Sah said that the Province Government has established six Agriculture Knowledge Centres and equal number of Livestock Service Experts’ Liaison Offices in the province to provide services to the farmers in an accessible manner. With the establishment of the Livestock Service Experts’ Liaison Office, the experts would provide training to the farmers to modernize and mechanize the agriculture and pastoral farming, and ensure commercialization.