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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, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha Tuesday.
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 among other facilities for the benefit of the farming community, the minister added.
At present, centralised farmers database has not been created in the country. However, under PM-KISAN over 9 crore farmers have been registered in the country as on November 30, 2019, out of which a little over 58 lakh farmers are registered in Rajasthan, Tomar informed.