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Agri min points to challenges in accessing central govt schemes


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HILLONG, June 27: Agriculture Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has expressed concern over the difficulties faced by farmers in Meghalaya in accessing the benefits of central government schemes and programmes due to complex processes.
Lyngdoh, who plans to meet the Union Agriculture Minister soon, pointed out the inherent challenges in schemes like PM-KISAN, where online applications, registration, and seeding present significant hurdles. “We need to find a model that will be more friendly for the farmers of Meghalaya,” she stated.
The minister emphasised the importance of making these schemes more accessible, noting that Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a significant concern, along with issues related to payments. “Certain schemes may be suitable for states like Uttar Pradesh, but they may not be suitable for Meghalaya,” Lyngdoh explained, advocating for greater flexibility for distant states like Meghalaya.


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