Shillong, Jan 25: The National People’s Party has termed the ‘Farm Promises’ by All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) in their election manifesto as fallow and fake.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NPP said, “AITC leaders ( previous Congress members) during their tenure in the state from 2010 – 2018 failed to understand the plight of the farmers and ignored them. Now, that the NPP led Government during its tenure 2018-2023 introduced the biggest farmers welfare scheme – Focus and Focus +, the AITC is scared and finding no way out to reach out to the farming community is promising financial assistance to the farmers, which the NPP government is already doing and has envisioned the scheme for next 10 years.”
The NPP said that another promise of FARM Centres in every district, is already operational in the state through the dedicated efforts of NPP led MDA government.
In the past 5 years, 330 Integrated Village Cooperative Societies have been promoted, 300 Collective Marketing Centres and 50 Farmer’s Market have been setup all across the state to provide marketing facilities to the farmers. Till date over 1,00,000 households have benefited through these initiatives by the NPP led MDA government, the NPP said.