PM sets up high-powered committee for agricultural reforms

PM sets up high-powered committee for agricultural reforms

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New Delhi, Jun 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called upon States to review the progress of Aspirational Districts from time to time and also announced setting up a high-powered committee to work on structural reforms in agriculture, which would include some Chief Ministers as its members.
'The committee will take a holistic approach on the subject, including allied activities,' Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said addressing a press conference here.
Mr Modi, during his closing remarks at the Niti Aayog's fifth governing council meeting, also asked the newly constituted Island Development Department under the Home Ministry to work on the development of about 1,300 islands that are a part of India, he said.

Additionally, talking about the two new ministries — Jal Shakti and Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, the Prime Minister said India needs to prioritise and make appropriate interventions to solve its water problems.
Dr Rajiv Kumar said three chief ministers could not come but rest of them and all gave very good suggestions.

He said all five agenda items were discussed and there was a very focused discussion.
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