National Advisory Committee (NAC)

  1. National Advisory Committee (NAC):

    National Advisory Committee(NAC) under Chairmanship of Secretary (A&C) with the following members have been constituted to provide strategic direction for guidance and planning for effective implementation of the mission.

    Secretary, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation Chairman
    Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, DAC&FW Member
    Representative from Ministry of Water Resources: Member
    Representative from Ministry Rural Development: Member
    Representative from Ministry of Panchayati Raj Member
    Representative from Ministry of Environment & Forest Member
    Representative from Ministry of Food Processing Industries Member
    Representative from Ministry of Tribal Affairs Member
    Representative from Department of Agricultural Research & Education Member
    Representative from Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries, Member
    Representative from Department of Land Resources Member
    Technical Expert of National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) Member
    Joint Secretary (INM), DAC&FW Member
    Joint Secretary (NHM), DAC&FW Member
    Joint Secretary (Crops), DAC&FW Member
    Joint Secretary (NRM & RFS) &Mission Director (NMSA) Member Secretary
    (Note: Representatives from Ministries/Departments to be not below the rank of Joint Secretary)

    View Office Memorandum
  2. Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC):

    A Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC) chaired by Mission Director, NMSA with representation from Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry Water Resources (MoWR), Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries (DAHD&F), INM & NHM Divisions of DAC&FW and other restructured Missions will prioritize and approve projects under NMSA. PSC will be serviced by Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Rainfed Farming System (RFS) Divisions of DAC&FW. The proposals for reclamation of problem soils may be made under RAD components. Proposals of SHM components being demand based, would be scrutinized and approved by INM Division of DAC&FW.

    View Office Memorandum
  3. Standing Technical Committee (STC):

    The programme implementation will be strongly supported by technical backstopping through well-structured and institutionalised feedback from scientific institutions for regular corrections. The expert institutions in the field of climate change research and natural resources management such as CRIDA will be made the Main Knowledge Partner for this purpose and will coordinate the activities of Technical Committees. The scientific committee will have the ability and be provided adequate space within the NMSA to make their own assessment. Standing Technical Committee (STC) will be set up at the National level to provide time to time knowledge support and technical feed back to the Project Sanctioning Committee and National Advisory Committee of NMSA to decide the policy content or change in any component if required. The STC will be represented by CRIDA, CAZRI, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, IISS (Bhopal), ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (Patna), IARI (Delhi), selected SAUs and professionals of national/international eminence. Eight Technical Experts drawn from ICAR / SAUs/any other source with additional responsibility or, full time engagement as Advisors/Chief Consultants on contract basis may be placed as Technical Support Group at National level to assist STC. The duties/responsibilities, qualification and honorarium for engagement of Advisers/Chief Consultants will be made as per the specifications given at Appendix-V and Appendix-V(A) STC will suggest modalities for sustainable agriculture practices based on NICRA outcome and R&D experiences of ICAR and SAU systems to formulate Mission Implementation Plan. STC will meet at least once in three months and submit its report to the PSC on the implementation of NMSA alongwith technical suggestions. Similar setup at State level will also established to function as arms of central STC and to provide technical advisory to State Mission. Adequate provision for scientific institutions will be made to enable the experts of the committee for visits, documentation and related expenditures.

    View Office Memorandum
  4. Climate Change Cell (CCC) of DAC&FW along with Soil & Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI) will serve as knowledge networking centre for facilitating collaborative and interactive processes among stakeholders.

  5. Subordinate Offices/Institutions of DAC&FW:

    Following three subordinate organizations/attached offices of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation will also be associated in the implementation and monitoring of the this Mission:

    1. Soil and Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI):

      SLUSI conducts various types of soil and land resource surveys and develops soil-related database for the planning and implementation of land development programmes. SLUSI will house Technical Support Unit (TSU), monitor & coordinate implementation of mission in the states, undertake soil resource mapping, develop a GIS-based web server, support training and skill development in the areas of soil health management, water management, integrated farming etc.

    2. National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF):

      NCOF will be involved in promotion of organic farming through technical capacity building of stakeholders, technology development, transfer of technology, promotion & production of quality organic and biological inputs, awareness creation &publicity, quality control requirements of bio-fertilizers & organic fertilizers including revision of standards & testing protocols, organic input resource management and market development.

    3. Central Fertilizer Quality Control & Training Institute (CFQCTI):

      CFQCTI will undertake inspection and analysis of indigenous and imported fertilizers, standardization of methods of analysis and providing technical guidance to the State Governments on integrated nutrient management.