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Govt reconstitutes National Advisory Council

Currently, NAC is deliberating on watershed development, climate-smart agriculture & improving sex ratio at birth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has reconstituted the (NAC) chaired by by dropping three members and inducting two new faces.

Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission, and Ashis Mondal, founder of the Bhopal-based NGO, Action for Social Advancement, have been inducted in the advisory panel for a period of one year.

Noted agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan, bureaucrat- turned-activist Harsh Mander and academician Madhav Gadgil have been denied renomination.

The tenure of the had expired on May 31. The reconstituted the advisory panel yesterday making it a 12-member body, including Chairperson

Other members of the panel who have been renominated are N C Saxena, Narendra Jadhav, Pramod Tandon, Aruna Roy, A K Shiva Kumar, Deep Joshi, Anu Aga, Farah Naqvi and Mirai Chatterjee. The tenure of the members of the reconstituted panel is till May 31, 2013.

Jean Dreze, who was appointed member of the in 2009, had quit after the panel had sent its recommendations to the on the

Ram Dayal Munda, a prominent tribal leader and member since 2009, passed away in September last year.

A meeting of the which was scheduled today has been postponed to July 6.

Currently, the is deliberating on issues like watershed development, and improving sex ratio at birth.

First Published: Fri, June 29 2012. 13:40 IST