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The right convergence | The Indian Express

The right convergence | The Indian Express

The right convergence

Bringing agriculture, rural development and panchayati raj under one minister was overdue. Greater rationalisation is needed

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If the challenge of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022-23 has to be met, it needs to be emphasised that agriculture is a multi-dimensional enterprise.

The government has taken a long overdue measure by combining the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj under the same minister. This will enhance convergence between programmes related to food, nutrition and livelihoods security of millions of rural households. It is a step in the right direction. But, it is not enough.

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