PM directs to immediately release dues to milk farmers


KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed all stakeholders to immediately release the dues to the milk producers for the purchase of dairy products. The PM summoned Finance Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Dr Beduram Bhusal and Chief Secretary Dr Baikuntha Aryal to his office yesterday and directed them to ensure the release of the outstanding dues to the farmers immediately.

According to the PM’s Secretariat, the PM has directed the government authorities to make sure that the farmers receive payments from the private sector as well and to initiate action in case the payment is not done.

“What is the reason for the non-payment to farmers for several months? Take this issue seriously. Make facilitation to immediately pay the amount for the farmers from the private sector,” the PM directed the ministers.