All agriculture related ministries and line agencies should work together on restructuring agriculture. But they are working in isolation.
The creation of 744 local levels in Nepal marks a major restructuring of local bodies after six decades. This has been done in line with federal structure. As per the new arrangement, Nepal has 481 rural municipalities, 246 municipalities, 13 sub-metropolitan cities and 4 metropolitan cities. These local levels are divided into altogether 6,680 wards. The rural municipalities have 5 to 21 ward units while the municipalities including the sub-metropolises and the metropolises, have 9 to 35 ward units.
Elections in 617 local units of six provinces (province 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) have already been completed in two phases. Elections for remaining 127 local units for Province 2 have been slated for September 18.
The government’s priority should now be effective management of local governance system. For this, efforts are concentrated to restructure and reform different state bodies as per the constitution. Part 17 of the constitution has provisions on emerging issue of restructuring agriculture.
Needless to say, one of the objectives of local level restructuring was to provide qualitative services to local people. But this noble objective can only be met when all the concerned ministries work…