PM Modi chairs meet to discuss agriculture sector reforms


Written by Harikishan Sharma
| New Delhi |

Published: May 3, 2020 6:40:49 am





In a collection of conferences this week, the Prime Minister has already reviewed a number of sectors corresponding to energy, training, civil aviation, defence, aerospace, coal and mining; and mentioned methods for enhancing funding.
As the federal government prepares to rejuvenate the financial system by easing the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a gathering to take inventory of reforms within the agriculture sector and mentioned varied measures, together with growth of ‘e-NAM into a platform of platforms’ to allow e-commerce and creation of commodity-specific boards or councils to increase agricultural exports.

The high-level assembly, additionally attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, deliberated on the “pros and cons” of bio-technological developments in agriculture.

The assembly comes at a time when reforms within the agriculture sector stay caught. In July final yr, the federal government constituted a nine-member high-powered committee of Chief Ministers with then Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis being appointed as convenor. The committee was supposed to submit its report inside two months but it surely managed to accomplish that solely a lot later — the suggestions are but to be made public.

“PM Narendra Modi held a meeting today to deliberate on the issues and reforms required in the agriculture sector. Special emphasis was given on reforms in agriculture marketing, management of marketable surplus, access of farmers to institutional credit and freeing the agriculture sector of various restrictions with appropriate backing of statute,” the PMO mentioned in a press release.

“The focus was on making strategic interventions in the existing marketing eco-system and bringing appropriate reforms in the context of rapid agricultural development,” mentioned assertion.

In a collection of conferences this week, the Prime Minister has already reviewed a number of sectors corresponding to energy, training, civil aviation, defence, aerospace, coal and mining; and mentioned methods for enhancing funding.

The PMO acknowledged, “Concessional credit score move to strengthen agriculture infrastructure, particular Kisan Credit Card saturation drive for PM-Kisan beneficiaries and facilitating inter and intra-state commerce of agriculture produce to guarantee fairest returns to farmers had been a number of the necessary areas lined. Developing e-NAM right into a platform of platforms to allow e-commerce was one of many necessary subjects.

Discussion additionally emanated on the chances of uniform statutory framework to facilitate new methods for farming which is able to infuse capital and know-how in agrarian financial system.”

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