Poverty will be history in 10 years, says PM

Kathmandu, March 13

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said no Nepali would die of hunger and malnutrition after ten years as poverty would have been eliminated from the country by then.

Speaking at a function organised in the capital today, he said people would become self-reliant with increase in agricultural production. “Use of barren land, irrigation, fertiliser and improved seeds and modernisation and commercialisation of agriculture is the government’s top priority,” he added.

On the occasion, PM Oli and Director General of the World Food Organisation Jose Grazino da Silva jointly launched a report on food security.

The report incorporates various issues like distribution of food in different places, use of barren land, irrigation facility and guarantee of markets, among others.

According to the WFO, more than 87 million people are suffering from starvation and malnutrition across the globe.

At the programme, Minister for Agriculture Development Haribol Gajurel said around six million people in Nepal cannot afford two square meals a day.