The UPA – II will be seeking votes in the name of Food Security Bill, no matter if the petrol prices keep rising or the onion price is uncontrolled. All are considered passing phase, which might just spring back. Though the introduced Bill still awaits the approval of Rajya Sabha, Meghalaya will not be able to contribute into agriculture, and remain just a mere spectator in the whole process. However, the state needs to rethink on Food Canning in the state.
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on October 6, 2009, called for strengthening research and development in the country’s food processing industry with the Central Food Technology and Research Institute (CFTRI) playing a more proactive role. “While basic agricultural research has a very strong and large institutional network in the country, there is little focus on the food processing sector,” he said.