Farmers’ groups receive subsidies for raising goats « Khabarhub

Farmer groups receive subsidies for raising goats

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POKHARA: Commercial goat herders have received subsidies worth Rs 2 million in rural areas of the metropolitan city of Pokhara.

The program is part of encouraging farmers to promote goat farming, it is said. The Mayor of Metropolitan City of Pokhara, Dhanraj Acharya has provided Rs 500,000 each to four different groups as part of a goat herding package.

The metropolitan city provides financial assistance to farmers every year.

According to Head of Livestock Services Section, Nabaraj Adhikari, the recipients are Milijuli Goat Herders Group of Pokhara-13, Sarangkot Goat Herders Group of Pokhara-18, Laganshil goat herders from Pokhara-32 and Begnas goat herders. ‘ Pokhara-31 group.

Adhikari added that more than 100 goat herders have benefited from the grants.

Likewise, Farmer Durga Bahadur Gurung from Mauja Hill Pokhara Cattle Farm was awarded the “Outstanding Farmer of the Year” award for his contribution to the development of a pocket area for the goat farming and for encouraging other farmers to do the same.

Mayor Acharya said the metropolitan city would become self-sufficient in vegetables, milk, eggs, meat and fruits within the next five years, adding that farmers would instead be made more commercial.

He said preparations are underway to operate an agricultural ambulance and run cold stores to ensure the market for agricultural products in the metropolitan city.

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