Govt unveils road map to set up centralised farmers’ database | India News


NEW DELHI: The Centre has unveiled a road map for setting up a centralised farmers database, Agri Stack, as part of its effort to create a digital ecosystem for the farm sector, bringing all agriculture-related information to one platform.
The database will eventually be linked with the land records of farmers across the country, generating unique farmer IDs (like ‘Aadhaar’) for over 14 crore landholding farmers in India. Under Agri Stack, information related to all benefits and assistance provided through various schemes of the government will also be kept at one place.
“The dream of a self-reliant and digital India will only be realised by taking along the agriculture sector,” said agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar while unveiling the road map on Tuesday. “Its final document will guide digital farming in future,” he said. A database with details of five crore farmers has been prepared. It is expected to be completed soon by incorporating details of all landholding farmers. Officials believe that the data will help farmers make informed decisions on choice of crops, seeds’ varieties and timing of sowing to maximise yield.

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