In keeping with the spirit of SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas and SabkaVishwaas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 15.
Union Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Minister of Defence, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, will attend the meeting as ex-officio members.
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Ministry of Planning will be attending the event as special invitees to the Governing Council.
Special invitees to the fifth meeting include the National Security Adviser, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and the Minister of Jal Shakti
Vice Chairman, Members, CEO and senior officers of NITI Aayog will take part in the proceeding at the Governing Council meeting.
High on the agenda before the Fifth Council Meeting are the following items:
- Rain-Water Harvesting
- Drought Situation and Relief Measures
- Aspirational Districts Programme – Achievements And Challenges
- Transforming Agriculture: Need For Structural Reforms With Special Emphasis On:
Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act
Essential Commodities Act (ECA)
- Security Related Issues with Specific Focus On LWE Districts
The Governing Council reviews the action taken on the agenda items of the previous meeting and deliberates upon the future developmental priorities. So far, four meetings of the Governing Council have been held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers/ Lt. Governors of the States/ UTs and other members of NITI Aayog.
“The first meeting was held on February 8, 2015, at which the Prime Minister laid down the key mandates of NITI Aayog such as fostering cooperative federalism and addressing national issues through active participation of the States,” the release said.
“The second meeting of the Governing Council took place on July 15,2015 and the third meeting was held on April 23, 2017, which laid down milestones in shaping the country’s development agenda through strategy and vision documents,” it said.
“The Fourth meeting of the Governing Council was held on June 17, 2018 and included reviewing measures taken for doubling farmers’ income and progress made under flagship schemes such as the Ayushman Bharat, POSHAN Abhiyaan and Mission Indradhanush,” it added.