Agriculture University to contribute to economic development: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his confidence that the Agriculture and Forestry University would play spectacular role in attaining economic prosperity by imparting quality and effective education.

Presiding over a special meeting of the University, Chancellor and Prime Minster Dahal stressed the need to unleash the potentials of agriculture and forestry sectors for economic development of the country.

He also believed that the establishment of constituent campuses in agriculture and forestry areas would increase study, research and teaching opportunities and expand citizens' access to agriculture expansion services.

The Prime Minister also pledged to end the dispute prevailing between the Tribhuvan University and Agriculture and Forestry University at the earliest.

In the meeting, Pro-Chancellor and Education Minister Dhaniram Poudel shared that the initiative has been taken to establish one agriculture campus each in seven provinces.

Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor Iswori Prasad Dhakal said the production of competent human resource in agriculture would help elevate economic sector of the country.

The meeting has decided to establish constituent campuses of agriculture in Kapilakot of Sindhuli, Bardibas of Mahottari, Pakhribas of Dhankuta, Chyangla of Gorkha, Chapakot of Syangja, Katari of Udayapur and Madichaur of Rolpa district for agriculture study and research under the University of Agriculture and Forestry Science Act-2010.

The meeting also decided to make fifth amendment to University's Teacher and Employees Service Regulation-2012 and Admin Finance Regulation-2012.