AFU should focus on increasing production and creating employment: NCP chair Prachanda

06/15/2019

Chitwan, June 15: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has called on the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) to focus on 'production enhancement and employment creation.' Chair Prachanda made this call while inaugurating the agriculture exhibition and farmers fair organized by AFU on the occasion of its 10th establishment day. He said the university should move forward with a new campaign of research and extension. Stating that the university has not been moving ahead as per the objectives it was established in his initiation, he said the university should play the role of a leader in the mega campaign of increasing production in the country. "This university should not be developed as the centre for utilizing whatever the natural resources are available not only in Nepal but in South Asia also. We all need to make our best efforts to make this university a best model university," Prachanda said. He added that AFU had a crucial role to play in fulfilling the mission of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali', which the government is working vigorously for. The ruling party, NCP, chair said that the government has pursued various programmes for the development of agriculture sector, stressing on the need of producing adequate employment, of increasing production and of technology promotion for taking the country towards the socialism. Agriculture modernization is needed for this, he added. Prachanda had graduated from the Rampur Campus which is the forerunner of AFU. He said he has sentimental attachment to this university. "I studied agriculture as a simple farmer's son. Later, I involved in political revolution seeing the need of reforms in agriculture sector. After the achievement of the federal democratic republic in the country with the success of this revolution, I became the prime minister and took initiatives for establishing this university," he said, recalling the establishment of the AFU. Lawmaker Krishna Bhakta Pokharel, Agriculture Secretary Dr Yubak Dhwaj GC, NCP Chitwan district chair Yam Bahadutr Pariyar, Nepali Congress Chitwan president Jeet Narayan Shrestha, the Chitwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sahan Lal Pradhan, AFU vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Ishwari Prasad Dhakal, registrar Prof (Dr) Manaraj Kolakchhapati, Dr Arjun Shrestha, among the speakers spoke on the importance and responsibility of the university on the occasion. The exhibition cum fair will run for four days. There are 60 stalls related to agriculture. The university will share its research achievements to the farmers visiting the event. RSS

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