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Finance Commission group suggests to set up state-led plan for agri exports

The high-level group is of the view that India's agricultural export has the potential to grow from $40 billion to $70 billion in a few years

Farmers use a combined harvester in a wheat field. Photo: PTI

The group also suggested robust institutional mechanism to fund and support implementation.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
A high-level group on agricultural exports, set up by the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday suggested creation of a state-led export plan with the private sector playing an anchor role and the Centre acting as an enabler.

The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Agricultural Exports was set up to recommend measurable performance incentives for states to encourage agricultural exports and to promote crops for enabling high import substitution.

The main recommendations made by the panel include focusing on 22 crop value chains. It also suggested creation of a state-led export plan with participation from stakeholders. It suggested that the

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First Published: Jul 31 2020 | 8:50 PM IST

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