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PM Dahal directs to immediately release dues of milk to farmers

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda (Photo: PMO)

Kathmandu, Feb 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed the stakeholders to immediately release the dues to the farmers for the milk purchase.

The PM directed to immediately pay the farmers for the purchase of the milk after summoning Minister for Finance Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Dr Beduram Bhusal and Chief Secretary Dr Baikuntha Aryal at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Monday.

According to the PM’s Secretariat, the PM has directed to make payment for the farmers to be obtained from the private sector and take actions if the payments were not made.

“What is the reason for non-payment for 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.

According to reports, farmers have to receive payment more than Rs 7 billion from the companies. The farmers have been staging protest across the country for demanding their payment. #Nepal