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Association for Democratic Reforms rates Meghalaya performance below par

Association for Democratic Reforms rates Meghalaya performance below par

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2019 6:11 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Shillong: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey in 2018 shows that in Meghalaya, agriculture subsidy for seeds/fertilisers (37.93 percent), availability of water for agriculture (36.13 percent), and higher price realization for farm products (35.22 percent) are the top three voters’ priorities.

The research also revealed that the performance of the government on all top three voters’ priorities of agriculture subsidy for seeds/fertilisers (1.40 on a scale of 5), availability of water for agriculture (1.15), and higher price realization for farm products (1.18) was rated as below average.

In rural Meghalaya, top most voters’ priorities were agriculture subsidy for seeds/fertilisers (42 percent), availability of water for agriculture (40 percent) and higher price realization for farm products (39 percent).

The study also shows that the performance of the government on rural voters’ priorities of agriculture subsidy for seeds/fertilisers (1.40 on a scale of 5), availability of water for agriculture (1.15), and higher price realization for farm products (1.18) was rated as below average.

In addition, the government has performed poorly in providing electricity for agriculture (1.20) and better law and order/policing (1.94) in rural Meghalaya.

For the urban voters in Meghalaya, the top most priorities were Better Roads (46%), School Education (46%), and Subsidised Food/Ration (45%).

The study also revealed that performance of the government on urban voters’ priorities of better roads (1.80 on a scale of 5), school education (1.71), and subsidised food/ration (1.4) was rated as below average.

In addition, the government has performed poorly in providing drinking water (1.5) and school education (1.71) in urban Meghalaya.

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