Admitting that there has been an inherent problem of infrastructure, logistics and market linkages, he said, "We believe that through farmer's parliament, there will be a direct engagement enabling us to further develop our policies in sync with the needs of our farmers."
Sangma said the government has initiated the Farmer's Parliament to understand the plight of the farming community and assist them through different pro-active policies.
"Farmer's Parliament is allowing government officials and policymakers to meet at a single platform to find ways and means to address the challenges affecting the farming community of Meghalaya," he said.
Sangma also told the farmers that the government intends to upscale the potential of the farming community through different innovative and marketing programmes.
(With inputs from agencies.)