The Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee of the parliament has drawn the attention of the government towards establishing a land bank, giving full shape to the Landless Squatters’ Problems Resolution Commission, implementing the land use Policy and Act and keeping cooperatives up to date.
At the meeting of the committee chaired by the committee chair PurnaKumariSubedi on Thursday, committee member Ghana ShyamKhatiwada urged the implementation of the policies and programmes mentioned in budget for the fiscal year, 2020/21.
The budget has plans and policies to establish a land bank to double agricultural produce in the next 10 years. Approximately 1.1 million hectares of land in the country remain barren, according to government data. Budget for the FY 2019/20 has policies and programmes to provide land to landless squatters.
Responding to queries raised at the meeting, Minister for Land, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal said the government is committed to implementing the government policies, programmes and budget for the FY, 2020/21.
Source: National News Agency Nepal