State Level Architecture
At State level, State Level Committee (SLC) chaired by Agriculture Production Commissioner(APC)/Principal Secretary/Secretary (Agriculture/Horticulture) with representation from concerned line Departments like Revenue, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forests etc., CEO of SLNA, SAUs and ICAR Centers will oversee planning and implementation of the Mission.
Present NMMI Committee may be notified by the State Government as the NMSA State Level Committee with following changes. The committee may be strengthened with additional members from concerned line departments; to be chaired by APC and in case institution of APC does not exist, senior most Pr. Secretary/Secretary either from Agriculture or Horticulture may be nominated by Chief Secretary of the State as the Chairman. Director (Agriculture) will be Member Secretary and Director (Horticulture) will be Co-Member Secretary of the Committee. Once the SLC for NMSA is notified, the State level Committee of NMMI will stand dissolved. Further, States will have freedom to nominate other nodal Department or Agency or create an autonomous State Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (SMSA) for this purpose.
State may setup State Standing Technical Committee (SSTC) to function as arms of central STC and to provide technical advisory to State Mission. State Agricultural University will be the main knowledge partner of SSTC. Three to four Technical Experts drawn from local ICAR Centres/ SAUs/other professional agencies in this field with additional responsibility or, full time engagement as State Consultants on contract basis will be placed as Technical Support Group at State level to assist SSTC.
The duties/responsibilities, qualification and honorarium for engagement of State Consultants will be made as per the specifications given at
SSTC will suggest modalities for sustainable agriculture practices based on R&D experiences and local requirements to formulate Mission Implementation Plan. SSTC will meet at least once in three months and submit its report to the STC on the implementation of NMSA alongwith technical inputs