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Govt to provide pensions to farmers: Minister Gajurel

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BHADRAPUR — Minister for Agricultural Development, Haribol Gajurel, said the government would soon introduce a provision to grant state pension to farmers involved incessantly in agricultural production for at least 20 years.

Addressing a function held by the Agriculture Development Office for distributing farm machinery today, Minister Gajurel added that government had brought a 27-point working policy for people’s food security and expressed hope it would help draw youth towards agriculture from foreign employment.

“It is necessary to develop commercial and modern irrigation system and seek youths’ affiliation in agriculture,” Minister Gajurel said.

The Minister further said development in the capital would immediately follow development of the agricultural sector which in turn would strengthen the country.

On the occasion, he also pledged to formulate a substantive plan on agricultural sector in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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