Gandaki State to expand agriculture and livestock services

Gandaki State government is set to reach out agriculture and livestock services to all 11 districts. In order to end compulsion for service recipients to reach another districts to access the services, the Gandaki State is planning to set up agriculture and livestock offices in the districts which do not have separate office for service delivery. Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives Lekh Bahadur Thapa Magar informed agriculture knowledge center will be expanded in five additional districts and veterinary hospital and livestock experts’ center will be set up in four more districts. Presently the agriculture knowledge centers are available in six districts of the State and will be expanded in Nawalpur, Kaski, Baglung, Manang and Mustang districts. Likewise, new experts’ center’s will be stationed in Parbat, Nawalpur, Manang and Mustang districts. Currently there are experts’ center in seven districts. In absence of offices in all the districts, one office has to look after service delivery in another district as well. He further informed that preparation was underway to manage human resource and organizational adjustment to ensure service delivery easy and accessible from all districts of the State.