India’s Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare Department has constituted a Task Force to develop a comprehensive Farmers’ Database.
According to Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s statement, the department 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 Centralized 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/village resource centres etc., the minister said on 10th December.
At present, Centralised Farmers Database has not been created in the country.
However, under Prime Minister-KISAN program, approximately 90,165,852 number of farmers have been registered in the country as on 30.11.2019, out of which 5,813,813 number of farmers are registered in Rajasthan.