Kathmandu, Oct 17 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the mission of the present government was to put an end to poverty and establish prosperity in the country.
In a message today on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 2020, Prime Minister Oli has said that modern agriculture, industrial development, employment generation, entrepreneurship, social security and just distribution of opportunities are being carried out to eradicate poverty.
"This day also motivates us to realize the national aspiration of guiding the people and country from poverty to prosperity," he has said in the message. Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis is also a goal to be realized by ending poverty.
The government has outlined the path to poverty eradication by learning from the past shortcomings of not being able to get the expected result of reaching out to the real poor population through the poor-centered programmes being carried out since a long time.
"We have resolved to bring down the population below the line of poverty at 18.7 per cent to less than 5 per cent in the next 10 years and to zero per cent in 23 years," Oli has said.
We are also working to develop and utilize the sectors of comparative advantage including agriculture, tourism, hydropower, geographical diversity and medicinal plants, and generate sufficient employment opportunities inside the country.
The Prime Minister has also said that the government is working honestly to fulfill the basic needs of the people who remain behind socio-economically, ensure access to resources and opportunities, ensuring a life with dignity and uplifting their living standard.
He has, in the message, appealed to all to become united in the national aspiration of establishing prosperity in the country, while facing the current adverse situation of COVID-19.