Shillong, Aug 24: In an endeavour to promote farmers’ well-being and enable them to dream big, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is on a mission to create much needed awareness on the potential to upscale agriculture activities in the State.
He has been touring different districts in the State to interact with farmers under the government’s flagship programme – FOCUS to ensure that farmers come together as a group to form ‘producer groups’ and avail financial support and hand-holding, which the state government through Meghalaya Basin Management Authority (MBMA) has initiated in the State.
Speaking at an interaction programme with farmers at Ampati in South West Garo Hills, the Chief Minister informed that Prime Hub is being set up across the state to provide training to farmers and entrepreneurs through MBMA. He said that very soon the Prime Hub will be established in South West Garo Hills.
He also informed that the government is working with farmers and entrepreneurs to provide them market linkage, access to interest-free loans, technical support and certification.
He also said that the state government has conceptualised the programme to ensure that the majority of the population in the State, who are dependent on agriculture for their sustenance are able to reap benefits of the prestigious programme of the government.
He informed that the government is committed to the interests of the farmers and through various farmers’ welfare programmes, necessary assistance and support will be provided.
He also interacted with farmers of the district and handed over financial support to various producer groups of the district.