KATHMANDU, March 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said it is time for entrepreneurship. PM Dahal said so while addressing the third convocation ceremony of the Agriculture and Forestry University here Thursday.
Innovative technology should be developed with extensive research so that production and productivity would enhance in the country, PM Dahal said, adding that the livelihood of farmers must be elevated with the technology developed by the universities.
He expressed happiness over the technology developed by the scientists at the university that they were able to ensure artificial insemination in buffalo, heat resilient wheat and production of chilapiya species of fish. PM Dahal reminded that until six decades ago, Nepal was self-reliant on organic farming and used to export hugely, but it is a worrying situation now. "How did we come to the present stage of huge import? What were the mistakes and gaps? The scientists need to find the facts," the PM observed.
Moreover, PM Dahal shared that the Agriculture and Forestry University had expanded its constituent campuses in all seven provinces.
According to the PM, the graduates will have significant contributions to the agriculture sector in Nepal.
Vice Chancellor of YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Prof Dr Rajeshwor Singh Chandal, also addressed the ceremony.
A total of 1,085 students from the academic year 2072/73 till the recent academic year attended the graduation. They were the students of Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees.