Meghalaya Govt to initiate ‘Farmer’s Parliament’

Shillong, December 4: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that the government has initiated the Farmer’s Parliament to understand the plight of the farming community and assist them through different pro-active policies.

He said that the government has envisioned creation of a “Farmer’s Commission” to address the concerns of the farming community and look at solution to tackle the problems being faced by them.

“It is an effort to provide a single platform to the government officials and the policy makers to find out ways and measures to address the challenges affecting the farming community of Meghalaya,” Sangma said.

Meanwhile, the CM admitted scarcity of infrastructure, logistics and market linkages.

“We are collaborating with different institutions and research organizations to address the bottleneck in the effective implementation of existing government schemes as well as devise strategies to promote our agricultural products,” he said.