Meghalaya Farmers’ (Empowerment) Commission Bill, 2019

Sep 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Meghalaya on September 09, 2019, has published the Meghalaya Farmers’ (Empowerment) Commission Bill, 2019. It shall extend to the whole of Megahalaya.

This Bill is published for empowerment of 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 identify key issues of the farmers in the State as also suggest remedial measures to make farming sector more attractive and remunerative for farmers and youth. 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. Further, the Commission shall render such advice to the Government on all matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

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

However, it provides the law to constitute the Farmers’ (Empowerment) Commission to bridge between the farmers, agriculturist and the Government. The Commission shall consist of a sole member who shall be Chairperson appointed from among the person having technical qualification, with vast experience in agriculture policy formulation and implementation.

It will come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette (September 10, 2019).

[Notification No. LB.111/LA/2019/3]


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