Government think-tank NITI Aayog has constituted an expert group on land leasing headed by former Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) chairman T Haque will review the existing agricultural tenancy laws of states, including hilly states and schedule areas.
- It was constituted on March 16, 2015.
- The task force is to frame policy recommendations in areas such as land, national common market, crop prices, fertiliser use, seeds and genetically modified (GM) technology, and agrarian distress
10 MEMBER COMMITTEE
- Top representatives from 7 states – Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Maharashtra, Assam, Rajasthan, and Meghalaya.
- Chairman – T Haque
- Joint Secretary – HS Meena from the Department of Land Resources.
- Member secretary – J P Mishra, Adviser (Agriculture) in NITI Aayog
TASKS TO BE DONE BY PANEL
- The terms of the reference of the expert committee are to review the existing agricultural tenancy laws of states, including hilly states and schedule areas
- To examine the distinctive features of land system in erstwhile zamindari, ryotwari and mahalwari areas.
- Suggest appropriate amendments, keeping in view the need to legalise and liberalise land leasing for much needed agricultural efficiency, equity, occupational diversification, and rapid rural transformation.
- To prepare a model agricultural land leasing act in consultation with states
This panel is constituted in pursuance to the decision taken in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, on August 24, 2015.