The first sub-group will study the 66 centrally-sponsored schemes and recommend which schemes should continue, which should be transferred to states, and which to discontinue whereas
the second sub-group will focus on skill development and creation of skilled manpower within states. The third sub-group will decide on the institutional mechanisms to be evolved for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan,. The move is aimed at cutting the number of schemes and even postpone the not-so-popular ones.
The PM asked all the states to create two task forces, one to focus on poverty alleviation, and the other on future development of agriculture in the states. The thrust was on growth, investment, decentralisation and poverty alleviation. 31 states participated in the meeting.