§ Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India will consider the advisability of appointing a Central Rice Committee and a Central Jute Committee, on the lines of the Central Cotton Committee, with a view to accelerating crop improvement?
§ Mr. BENN
The creation of a Central Jute Committee was recommended by the Royal Commission on Agriculture in India, and this recommendation has been accepted in principle by the Government of India. Further information will be found in the report on the progress made in giving effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Agriculture in India, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The Government of India will, no doubt, consider the question of creating a Central Rice Committee if they are asked to do so by persons interested in India.