KARNALI – ‘Green restoration’ would be carried out at the areas affected by Jajarkot earthquake occurred on November 3. Karnali province government is to formulate and implement short-term, mid-term and long-term plan to address the problems seen in such areas.
The Province government has started discussion with local levels, donor agencies and concerned bodies to make such plans. An interaction was organised in Surkhet today at the collaboration of Ministry for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative of Karnali Province and Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre.
On the occasion, Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative, Bhim Prakash Sharma, laid emphasis that all bodies should carry out activities being united to face the situation surfaced from the disaster.
He mentioned, “Special attention should be paid in development and promotion of agriculture sector for the long-term solution of the problems surfaced after the disaster and safety of human life.”
Stressing that donor agencies should determine their areas of cooperation, Minister Sharma shared that the interaction was organised with an objective of reviving the agriculture sector for local economy and better livelihood.
Similarly, Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) Representative for Nepal and Bhutan, Ken Simizu, said FAO has been carrying out activities in development and promotion of agriculture of Nepal during disaster as well as normal situation.
He lauded the activities of rescue, search, relief and rehabilitation carried out by federal, province governments and local levels at Jajarkot earthquake -affected areas, stressing on green revival of affected areas.
Likewise, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative, Dhan Bahadur Kathayat, presented a report related to losses in agriculture sector from earthquake as well as monitoring and supervision report.
FAO Representative Thakur Prasad Chauhan opined that the monitoring of earthquake affected areas have shown a path how to move ahead in long-term livelihood of farmers.