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SHILLONG, April 2: Meghalaya Chief Secretary PBO Warjri underscored the importance of providing special attention to the farmers in the rural areas to foster the envisioned growth in the state. He was speaking at Coordition Workshop for Livestock Mission Nodal Officers and ERPS/ PAS of Khasi, Jaintia and Ri Bhoi Districts held today at State Convention Centre here.
The workshop was organized by Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE) under the aegis of Integrated Basin Development Livelihood Promotion Programme (IBDLP). State Chief Secretary PBO Warjri was the chief guest at the function.
Speaking at the iugural function, Warjri said that all sectors especially related to the development of farmers living in rural areas need special attention. Stressing on various activities carried out by the farmers of the State, he said that their aim is to earn their livelihood and it is found that many farmers do not depend on one source of livelihood but depend on several kind of activities.
Stating that some of the activities are peripheral in ture, which meet the family requirement only but some are concentrated and can help earn good income by farmers.
Warjri stated that major activities in the state are traditiol pig keeping, cattle rearing mainly for meat consumption and for obtaining fertilizers and therefore, the Animal Husbandry and Veteriry (AH & Vety) sector has quite a lot of different approaches to improve the sector in future.
Warjri informed that ensuring animal health is an important factor for the farmers so that their products are able to reach the market.