Meghalaya: Charting a rural renewal- Indiatoday

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The authorities’s goal has been to no longer greatest promote local fruits and greens but additionally amplify farm incomes.

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The Meghalaya authorities’s continuing point of curiosity on agriculture is evident from the fact that the disclose bagged the head despicable among most improved little states on this class twice within the previous three years, in 2018 and 2020. The authorities’s goal has been to no longer greatest promote local fruits and greens but additionally amplify farm incomes.

Meghalaya is working with Israel to situation up two centres of excellence that can introduce technologies to raise farm incomes. It is some distance allotment of an Indo-Israeli agriculture project for fast switch of craftsmanship to farmers to amplify productivity and enhance the quality of manufacture. The disclose authorities’s $120 million (spherical Rs 890 crore) project with the World Bank is additionally expected to give a fillip to the agriculture sector.

The Meghalaya Constructed-in Transport Mission (MITP) will enhance about 300 km of strategic roads and bridges by employing progressive and local climate-resilient solutions. These roads will serve major agriculture belts by linking them to markets. NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) has additionally sanctioned over Rs 74 crore for constructing six new roads and bettering 24 present ones. These roads are expected to enhance rural connectivity and infrastructure within the disclose.

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