Meghalaya Govt Approves Setting up of Farmers’ Commission

The Meghalaya government Thursday approved setting up of a commission to look into the problem faced by farmers.

State cabinet approved the proposal made by the Agriculture Department to set up the Farmers’ Commission in line with the resolution passed at the ‘farmers’ parliament’, deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.

The ‘farmers’ parliament’, first of its kind in the country, was organised here last December and was attended by scientists, bureaucrats, apart from farmers, to discuss issues related to the agri situation in the state.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had then announced setting up of the commission to address concerns of the farming community.

The deputy chief minister also said the government was planning to observe 2020 as a year for farmers.

The state cabinet Thursday also approved a draft policy on persons with disabilities.

The policy is as per the national policy for empowerment of persons with disabilities, Tynsong said, adding that it is in regards to their rights for reservations in education and jobs.

Talking to reporters, Tysong also said that Sangma will be meeting Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in June to discuss development projects along the interstate- border and find a resolution to the border dispute between the two states.

The last meeting between chief ministers of the two states was held on April 1, 2017.

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