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Govt creating unique ID cards for farmers for digital documentation

Govt creating unique ID cards for farmers for digital documentation

The government is creating unique ID cards for farmers for digitalizing the documentation process

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed Parliament on Tuesday that the central government is in the process of creating unique identification (ID) cards for farmers who have taken advantage of various agricultural schemes.

‘The farmer’s unique identifier will link the farmer profile with all agricultural schemes that the farmer has accessed,’ Tomar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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Benefits of unique ID

Emphasizing the benefits of this initiative of creating a unique ID and its benefits for farming community, the Agri minister stated that it would help in provisioning the farmer’s verification through e-Know Your Farmer (e-KYF), eliminating the need for the farmer to re-submit their physical documents to different departments in order to avail benefits under various schemes.

It will also provide access to field-based and customized advisories, as well as make accessing crop damage caused by extreme weather conditions easier, he said.

He added that as of December 9, the government had a database of 11.64 crore farmers registered under the PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi scheme.

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