The (NPP) in has neglected voter priorities and performed "poorly and underwhelmingly" on almost all governance parameters, including agriculture, school education and law and order, says a report by election watchdog the (ADR).

The survey, released on Wednesday, found that agriculture subsidy for seeds and fertilisers, availability of water for agriculture, and higher price realization for were the top three priorities for voters. The performance of the was rated below average in all three areas.

In rural Meghalaya, the scored 1.4 on a scale of 5 on agriculture subsidy for seeds and fertilisers, 1.15 on availability of water for agriculture and 1.18 on higher price realization for farm products, the report said.

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

The ADR survey, conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, also revealed that for urban voters, better roads, school education, and subsidised ration were top priorities.

"The performance of the government on urban voters' priorities of better roads (1.80 on a scale of 5), school education (1.71), and subsidised (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," the survey revealed.

"The Survey Report 2018 points to the fact that voters' priorities in have largely been neglected by the government in power. This is quite clear from the fact that the government has performed poorly and underwhelmingly on all top ten governance issues as rated by the voters," it said.

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