Rs 30 crore has been distributed to farmer producer groups through the state government’s FOCUS+ scheme, a government press release said today.
Speaking on this historic occasion in Jengjal, West Garo Hills, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said: “Welfare of farmers has always been a priority of our government. I am glad to share that several farmers have been benefitted through FOCUS scheme. We will keep supporting you through such innovative schemes. Our dream and vision is to ensure that FOCUS and FOCUS+ programmes continue every year. If we transfer Rs 450 crore every year into the most economically weaker section of our society and keep transferring this amount every year, in a matter of 10 years an amount of Rs 4,500 crore will be infused into the economy, then imagine the cash flow that would be available to the farmers. Today we have transferred Rs 30 crore to 60,000 households. Our target is 4.5 lakhs producer households.”
Moreover, 11 VPICs of Rongram received Rs 1.48 crore under Meglife Project for construction of Community Hall and 9 SHGs received a sum of Rs 11 lakh.
Under the Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme, ‘PROGRESS’, 2000 piglets (3 females and 1 male each) were distributed to 500 farmer households. Also, high yielding variety of Kuroiler poultry birds were distributed to 100 beneficiaries.