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Meghalaya CM envisions creation of 'farmer's commission'

IANS  |  Shillong 

Conrad K. on Tuesday said the government plans to create a 'farmers' commission' to tackle the problems being faced by the farming community.

"We have initiated different programmes to enable direct access to market and value addition to agriculture and horticulture products," said addressing the first

The is organised by the in collaboration with Basin Development Agency and

Admitting that there has been inherent problem of infrastructure, logistics and market linkages, he said, "We believe that through farmer's parliament, there will be a direct engagement enabling us to further develop our policies in sync with the needs of our farmers."

said the government has initiated the to understand the plight of the farming community and assist them through different pro-active policies.

"Farmer's Parliament is allowing government officials and policy makers to meet at a single platform to find ways and means to address the challenges affecting the farming community of Meghalaya," he said.

Sangma also told the farmers that the government intends to upscale the potential of the farming community through different innovative and marketing programmes.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:36 IST