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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 .

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