Government to study prospects of producing compost fertilisers
Kathmandu, January 14
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has formed a 15-member high-level committee to study the prospects of promoting compost fertiliser production in Nepal and recommend measures that need to be adopted.
Led by Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal, the committee will have to come up with the study report on the prospects and challenges of compost fertiliser production in the next 45 days.
“The committee has been formed to study the possible ways to promote the production of compost fertilisers in a more managed way. The committee will look into ways of both increasing the production base of compost fertilisers in the country and assure necessary market for it in both the domestic and international market,” informed Ganga Dutta Acharya, member secretary of the committee.
The committee will also study the need for policy reforms to expand the production base of compost fertilisers in the country, as per Acharya.
Along with Minister Khanal, the committee also comprises State Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Ram Kumari Chaudhari; Minister of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives of Karnali Province Bimala KC; National Assembly member Bimala Rai; Secretary at MoALD Yubak Dhoj GC; and National Farmers’ Commission member Rabindra KC. The committee also comprises representatives from Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), farmers and agriculture experts.
The committee has also been given the mandate to recommend necessary policy framework and institutional reforms to promote compost fertiliser production in the new federal system.