Shillong (Meghalaya), Oct 8 : A web portal (www.megfarmers.gov.in) for farmers to get the latest information on agriculture was launched today by the Agriculture Minister ,Banteidor Lyngdoh at Yojna Bhavan, here . The proceedings were also witnessed by famers from Garo Hills via video conferencing.
The Farmers’ portal is a platform for farmers to seek any information related to agriculture. Detailed information on farmers’ insurance, agricultural storage, crops, extension activities, seeds, pesticides, farm machineries, etc. is provided.
Details of fertilizers, market prices, package and practices, programmes, welfare schemes,soil fertility ,storage information , insurance and training are also available on the portal .
Banteidor Lyngdoh said that the portal will directly connect farmers to the Agriculture Department and hoped that the information provided in the portal will prove to be beneficial to the farmers of the state.
Reiterating that the Government is continuously working to improve the condition of framers, Lyngdoh informed that the Department is seriously working towards an Agriculture Policy and also setting a Minimum Support Prices for farmers produce so that they are not exploited.
With 80 percent of the population in the state directly or indirectly involved in agriculture, there is a need to consciously reach out to farmers from all corners of the State . Soon the portal will be available in Khasi and Garo languages as well.