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Mooshahary in Prez-appointed Agri panel

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New Delhi: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday constituted a Committee of Governors to study and recommend measures for enhancing productivity, profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of the agriculture sector in India with special reference to rain-fed area farming.

Meghalaya Governor Ranjit Sekhar Mooshahary is one of the members of the high-level committee which will be headed by Governor of Punjab & Rajasthan, Shivraj Patil, as the Chairman. Governors of Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram are also members of this committee.

The Committee will deliberate on the need for formulating requisite policy initiatives and legislative measures, institutional reforms including restructuring and convergence of schemes at local level so as to integrate with the village economy and avenues and prospects for investment in agriculture and allied sectors, an official statement from the Rashtrapati Bhawan said.

It will also discuss measures for transfer of innovations and new cutting edge technologies to the farm and allied sectors, steps to meet the emerging scenario of farm labour and farm mechanization and also to recommend the role and participation of agriculture related Public Sector Undertakings, agriculture Universities and Research Institutions both at the Central and State levels in the promotion of sustainable agriculture and knowledge management and a way forward for farmer industry partnership.

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