Meghalaya Farmers (Empowerment) Commission Ordinance, 2019

May 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Meghalaya Law Department on May 24, 2019, has issued the Meghalaya Farmers (Empowerment) Commission Ordinance, 2019.

The Law department has issued an Ordinance to provide for empowerment to the farmers of Meghalaya by constituting the Meghalaya farmers’ (Empowerment) Commission to act as a bridge between the farmers and the Government and would, inter alia, study and indentify key issues of the farmers in the State of Meghalaya as also suggest remedial measures to make farming sector more attractive and remunerative for farmers and youth.

Further, the Commission shall engage itself in the formulation of long-term and short-term policy measures for the benefit of farmers and devise ways and means for better implementation of the government policies relating to agriculture, allied sectors, food processing and value chain development in the State of Meghalaya. The Commission shall render such advice to the Government of Meghalaya on all matters connected therewith, and incidental thereto

Further, the Commission shall examine various facets of farming activities including but not limited to climate change, sustainable farming practices, and implementation of various commodity specific Missions, markets and international agreements, and their impact on farmers and framing activities and would assist the Government in formulating appropriate policies and programmes for mitigation as well as adaptation.

[Notification No.LL(B).18/2019/8]

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