Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has been selected as a member of the ‘High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture’ constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
The Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Committee would be to discuss measures for transformation of agriculture and raising farmer’s income.
The Committee should also suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chain and logistics.
It should also suggest measures for upgrading agri-technology to global standards.
The Committee should also suggest modalities for adoption and time bound implementation of various agricultural reforms.
It should suggest mechanism for linking of market reforms with e-NAM, GRAM and other relevant centrally sponsored schemes.
The Committee will be convened by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and serviced by NITI Aayog.
Apart from the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, the chief ministers of Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been selected as members of the Committee.
NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand has been selected as the member secretary of the Committee.