Agri Ministry making Central Farmers Database, will issue farmers smart cards for subsidies & claims

New Delhi: The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar stated in Parliament yesterday that the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has constituted a Task Force to develop a comprehensive Farmers’ Database for better planning, monitoring, strategy formulation and smooth implementation of schemes for the entire country.

This Centralised Farmers Database shall be useful for various activities like issuing soil health cards, dissemination of crop advisories to the farmers, precision farming, smart cards for farmers to facilitate e-governance, crop insurance, settlement of compensation claims, grant of agricultural subsidies, community and village resource centres and more.

At present, Centralised Farmers Database has not been created in the country. However, under the PM-KISAN Scheme, 9,01,65,852 farmers have been registered in the country as of 30 Ocober 2019, out of which 58,13,813 number of farmers are registered in Rajasthan.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha on 10 December.

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