No landless farmers in National Farmers Database

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  • July 28, 2021
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No landless farmers in National Farmers Database

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions and GS – III – Agriculture

In news

  • The Central Government’s new National Farmers Database will only include land-owning farmers for now as it will be linked to digitised land records.
  • A data policy is being prepared specifically for the agriculture sector in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • The Government can make use of the database for targeted service delivery with higher efficiency. 
  • It is the first step for the initiative that would serve as the core of the Agristack.

What is Agristack?

  • AgriStack is a collection of technologies and digital databases that focuses on farmers and the agricultural sector.
  • AgriStack will create a unified platform for farmers to provide them end to end services across the agriculture food value chain.
  • It is in line with the Centre’s Digital India programme, aimed at providing a broader push to digitise data in India, from land titles to medical records.
  • Each farmer will have a unique digital identification (farmers’ ID) that contains personal details, 
  • Each ID will be linked to the individual’s digital national ID Aadhaar.
  • Benefits
    • Problems such as inadequate access to credit and information, pest infestation, crop wastage, can be addressed by use of digital technology
    • It will increase innovation and investment towards the agricultural sector

News Source: TH

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