Government to appoint Committee to monitor DFI implementation
The government will soon be appointing a committee to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) committee. This committee will oversee the implementations of various recommendations and have specific terms of reference.
Together with supervising and monitoring, it will even handhold those involved in implementing the recommendations. The immediate and greater attention will be given to tapping of the low-hanging fruits in production and post-production stages of agriculture.
Committee on Doubling Farmers Income (DFI)
The government had appointed an expert committee headed by Ashok Dalwai in 2016 to look into the entire agriculture ecosystem in the country to suggest ways and means to reform it so that farmers’ income can be doubled by 2022.
The committee headed by Ashok Dalwai has come out with 14 voluminous reports that deal with all aspects of agriculture including agri inputs, risk management, post-harvesting and agri-logistics.