No landless farmers in National Farmers Database
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions and GS – III – Agriculture
- 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.
- 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