Ramesh Chand

ramesh chand

Ques: The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of which member as one of the full-time members in the NITI Aayog?

a. Rajiv Meharshi
b. Ramesh Chand
c. Dr. Girish Sahani
d. Neerja Mathur

Ans: b

Related facts:

  • 08 September, 2015 The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of agriculture expert Prof Ramesh Chand as one of the full-time members in the NITI Aayog.
  • He has been a member of a task force on agriculture development under NITI Aayog which is formulating strategies to give a boost to the agriculture sector.
  • Shri Ramesh Chand has also headed a government panel on Minimum Support Price and has been working as Director of National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) in New Delhi since 2010.
  • The National Institute of Transforming India, NITI Aayog under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been set up in place of place of Planning Commission.
  • It has noted economist Aravind Panagariya as its Vice Chairman while economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO Chief VKSaraswat along with agriculture expert Ramesh Chand now as full time members.

Reference:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=126714

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