KATHMANDU, July 4: Members of the National Assembly, the upper House of the federal parliament, have drawn the government’s attention to the problem faced by the farmers due to the shortage of chemical fertilizers. Today, in the special sitting of the upper House, MP Anita Devkota objected that the budget was spent in an unorganized manner.
She said, “In the context of freezing the budget, the plan is to spend only in June. It can’t accelerate the pace of development, development can’t be sustainable, and we have to think about the budget for the next year.” She demanded the government address the shortage of fertilizers for the farmers.
MP Bhairav Sundar Shrestha said that the farmers were worried due to the shortage of chemical fertilizers and drew the attention of the government to start fertilizers management as soon as possible. Similarly, MP Sekhar Kumar Singh said, “Farmers have not received fertilizers while they are transplanting paddy. The government has no interest.”