State Governments to Build Farmer Database

In a video conference with the state chief ministers, Agriculture Minister urged state governments to build a database for the state using the federated farmer database developed by the central government and allow links to the state land record database. “The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has made a database of 5.5 crore farmers, and it will be increased to 8 crore farmers by December 2021 with the help of state governments,” Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the conference.

He also said that by establishing the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), mandis and start-ups would get loans quickly. In the conference, digital agriculture, developing technology for smart agriculture, and the concept of farmers database was explained.

Union Food and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said, “India is rising as a trusted export partner, and there is a scope for development of agri-exports.” The conference was to highlight the features of “Atmanirbhar Krishi” and enable states to enhance farmers income. It was also to share innovative actions taken by the states. The first day of the two-day conference witnessed the participation of CMs and Agriculture Ministers of States such as Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Goa.

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