CHITWAN: Minister for Irrigation Sanjay Kumar Gautam today stressed on the need for creating employment opportunities to make people self-reliant by increasing agricultural production in the country.

Talking to media persons at a programme in the Capital today, Minister Gautam also stated that desired success could not be achieved until reform is carried out at policy level in agricultural system.

Referring to the bitter fact that hundreds of youths leave for foreign employments every day due to lack of job opportunities in the country, he stressed the need for developing modern agricultural system and technology in making people self-reliant in agriculture.

Saying that development could not speed up until structural construction takes place at local level, he informed that the government has prioritised national pride projects and was working accordingly.

He also underscored the need for implementing federalism by investing the local levels with rights.