KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 15
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is preparing to coordinate with the local governments to import fertilisers for the next fiscal year.
Aiming to end the recurrent issue of lack of fertilisers, MoALD has come up with this concept of coordinating with the local governments to better ensure timely and sufficient import of fertilisers, as per the ministry.
According to the ministry, it has sent a letter to all local bodies asking them to study and prepare a report on the quantity of fertilisers needed in their respective jurisdictions. And the report must be submitted to the provincial committee by mid-February. The letter has mentioned that the report should also include the type of fertilisers the local governments need for their areas.
The ministry has further stated that from now onwards it will work on this model of collecting the details of need of fertilisers beforehand to arrange the plant food for that particular time period.
The direction has been made based on the recently issued Fertiliser Import and Distribution Directive. The ministry has further claimed that the perennial problem of fertiliser shortage will end from the next fiscal year.
MoALD has further claimed that the government has arranged enough fertilisers for this season.