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Chief Minister distributes power tillers to farmers
TURA: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Saturday distributed agricultural machinery equipment to farmers in a programme organised by the District Agriculture Office, West Garo Hills at Agriculture Complex Sangsanggre, Tura.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that there are lot of opportunities in the agriculture sector and people can transform their lives by adopting these livelihood activities. In order to uplift the farming sector, he said that training for farmers must be given so as to adopt modern technology in farming which would help to increase their farm production. According to Chief Minister, because of the lockdown on account of Covid pandemic many people are now growing their own vegetables which he said is a good activity.
Further, he also stressed on the importance of marketing and marketing linkages with regard to the sale of farm products at a good price. He then informed that Livestock Marketing Act has been introduced in the state and under this Act they can open Farmers Market in the district.
Adviser to the Chief Minister and MLA, North Tura, Thomas A Sangma, while speaking on the occasion encouraged the farmers to utilise the available technology and enhance their farm production while Principal Secretary, Government of Meghalaya, Dr. Shakeel Ahmed stressing the importance of agriculture sector in the economic development of the nation, he said that agriculture is the backbone of the society and therefore, the farmers occupies an important position in the society and they should be given due recognition.
Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Ram Singh, Superintendent of Police, West Garo Hills, Dr. M G R Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner and PD, DRDA, Tura C N Sangma, District Agriculture Officer M D Sangma were among others present on the occasion.