farmers: Meghalaya strengthens the cooperative movement through the formation of about 300 cooperative societies with a membership of 50,000 farmers: CM Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the state is strengthening the cooperative movement through the formation of about 300 cooperative societies involving 50,000 farmers.

Addressing the people on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the state, Sangma said: “Over the past four years, despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, we have been able to build roads, provide running water to households, increase child immunization, reduce maternal and child mortality, and build infrastructure at an unprecedented rate.

He added, “We have revamped the road infrastructure and worked aggressively to connect the people of Meghalaya. Several roads, including rural roads, major district roads, expressways and internal city roads, are being completed. This would transform the connectivity of Meghalaya. The prosperity of our state is closely linked to the growth of agriculture and the increase in the income of our farmers. We provided a zero rate loan through ‘

Credit Card’ – to relieve our farmers. We are strengthening the cooperative movement in the state, through the formation of about 300 cooperative societies involving 50,000 farmers. We also offer them interest-free working capital loans and capital grants. »

He said that through our program, we plan to reach all 4.5 lakh farming households in the state. Through this program, we provide support of Rs. 5,000 to each farming household, already 46,000 households have benefited from the program. “We have made significant progress in our targeted missions relating to the promotion of Lakadong turmeric, Piggery and Milk. The cultivation area increased, production jumped, processing facilities were set up. Meghalaya women.

The Chief Minister said: “We are a young state with over 70% of our population under the age of 35. We have focused our energies on the training of young people within the framework of the “National Youth Policy”. Over the past couple of years, and even in times of COVID, we have been providing training in Hospitality, Masonry and Para Vet. Additionally, we also operate the largest youth engagement program of its kind. Thanks to the PRIME program launched exactly two years ago, I can proudly say that more than 500 entrepreneurs have benefited from the program”.

Virginia S. Braud