Agriculture expert Prof Ramesh Chand has been appointed full-time member of NITI Aayog by the government.
"The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of agriculture expert Prof Ramesh Chand as one of the full-time members in the NITI Aayog," NITI Aayog said in a press release.
Professor Chand has been a member of the task force on agriculture development under NITI Aayog, which is formulating strategies to give a boost to the agriculture sector.
He has also headed a government panel on minimum support price and has been working as the 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 succeeding the erstwhile Planning Commission.
It has noted economist Aravind Panagariya as its Vice-Chairman with economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief VK Saraswat, along with agriculture expert Ramesh Chand now, as full-time members.