tomar: Authorities creating distinctive IDs of farmers enrolled beneath agri-schemes, says Minister Tomar

The federal government is within the course of of making distinctive identification (ID) of farmers who’ve availed agricultural schemes, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable Parliament on Tuesday. “The distinctive identifier of the farmer will hyperlink the farmer profile with all of the agricultural schemes, which have been availed by the farmer,” Tomar stated in a written reply within the Lok Sabha.

Highlighting the benefits of creating distinctive ID and its profit for the farmers, the minister stated it will assist in provisioning the farmer’s verification by e-Know Your Farmer (e-KYF) which might remove the necessity for re-submitting bodily paperwork to completely different departments for availing advantages beneath completely different schemes.

It should additionally present entry to field-based and customised advisories in addition to ease the method of accessing the harm to crops on account of excessive climate situation, he stated.

As on December 9, the federal government has a database of 11.64 crore farmers registered beneath the PM-KISAN scheme, he added.

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