Union Agriculture, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister will also be a member of the committee. Besides, NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand has been named the Member Secretary.
The Committee will discuss measures for transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income. It will suggest the modalities for adoption and time bound implementation of agriculture sector reforms.
The Committee has been asked to submit its report in two months. It has been entasked to suggest changes in the Essential Commodity Act to attract private investments in agricultural marketing and infrastructure.
The panel will suggest mechanism for linking of market reforms with e-NAM, GRAM and other relevant Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
It will also suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.