Meghalaya may soon have a Farmer’s Commission

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma has said that the government is planning to set up a farmer’s commission to solve the problems of the community. 

The Meghalaya Government has initiated the Farmer’s Parliament to understand the plight of the farming community and assist them through different pro-active policies.  

While addressing the first Farmer’s Parliament on Monday CM Sangma said, “The farmers face problems regarding infrastructure, logistics, and market linkages. Now the government has envisioned the creation of a farmer’s commission to address the concerns of the farming community and tackle the problems being faced by them.” 

He further added, “We have initiated different programmes to enable direct access to market and value addition to agriculture and horticulture products. 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.” 

The Farmers Parliament is organized by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Meghalaya Basin Development Agency and Hills Farmer’s union. 

The Farmer’s Parliament is a platform for the peasants to meet government officials and policymakers.  

CM Sangma also said that a food exhibition and a business meet will be held in Meghalaya next year to provide the farmers a platform for business and technology transfer. 

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