Farmers Suffering Due to Lack of Technical Services
Farmers of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality have complained that they have to bear the loss of agricultural crops due to the lack of agricultural technical services even though the government has implemented the concept of having one agricultural technician in each village.
Kabita Bhandari of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-5 Gholtada complained that her vegetables were rotting due to the lack of advice from an agricultural technician. She said that technical advice could not be obtained in time due to which tomato cultivation has been destroyed.
Jamuna Saud of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-8, Ladagada, lamented that the vegetables planted by her were destroyed as the agricultural technicians were confined to the office and did not come to the village. She said that they could not benefit from agriculture as they did not know what the disease was and what kind of pesticides to use.
She said that agricultural technicians have never visited farmers’ fields. Due to the absence of technicians, commercial agriculture started by them has been destroyed.
Jagat Majhi of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-4 Dipayal has expressed his grief over the disease of seeds of different varieties of vegetables and seeds.
District Chairperson of the Federation of Farmers, Bharat Bohara, said that the farmers were facing problems due to the non-availability of agricultural technology in the village.
Hikmat Saud, chief of the Agriculture Service Center of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality, said that the farmers could not reach their farms on time due to the large geographical area and lack of staff in the service center.
Stating that there was a problem when the central and state governments did not send staff as per the schedule, Deputy Chief of Dipayat Silgadhi Municipality Shibaraj Khadka said that he would take initiative to solve the problems of the farmers.
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