Minister Manabi pledges to grant subsidised loan to livestock farmers

WALING: Minister for Livestock Development, Shanta Manabi, has said the government would provide soft loans to the farmers adopting commercial livestock.

Minister Manabi said so speaking at an inauguration programme of a daylong workshop on 'Possibility, problem, opportunity and challenge of goat farming' organised by the Goat Village Campaign for Youths, Syangja in Waling on Wednesday.

The Minister shared that necessary preparation is underway to grant soft loan to commercial farmers in an easy and simplified manner. "The government is ready to provide subsidy to livestock farmers."

Minister Manabi added that the government however will come up with policy to tighten the screw on those operating firms merely for receiving grants.

Stressing that the country should be made self-sufficient on meat, egg and milk, the Minister noted the importance of adopting improved and modern style in livestock business.

The workshop attended by around 400 livestock farmers of 44 districts has released a 15-point Syangja Declaration. The Declaration was handed over to the Minister Shanta Manabi on the occasion.