Doubling farmers' income: Dalwai committee empowered to oversee implementation

-Financial Express

The government has asked the Ashok Dalwai committee to oversee the implementation of its recommendations so that the promise of doubling farmers’ income is achieved by 2022.

The committee on doubling farmers’ income (DFI), headed by Ashok Dalwai, the CEO of Rainfed Area Authority, will act as an ‘empowered body’ to coordinate with different ministries as well as among various departments within the agriculture ministry, officials said.

The empowered group will “hold regular reviews with all concerned stakeholders and monitor the progress of implementation of the strategy”, Dalwai told FE. The committee will set up sub-groups on different aspects for the smooth implementation of the suggested strategies, he said.

Since a large number of the recommendations involved state governments as agriculture is a state subject, the committee will also visit states and discuss with them to speed up the pace of implementation, he added.

The Centre had constituted the Dalwai committee in April 2016 to recommend measures required to fulfil the target after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to double farmers’ income in six years.

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Financial Express, 4 January, 2019,

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