Central government is going to launch India’s 1st Aadhar Authenticated Digital Farmers Database soon. Agriculture Minister said that the new master database of farmers would be used to implement farmer related government welfare schemes. The First Aadhaar Authenticated Digital Farmers Database 2020-21 will be consolidation of all kinds of genuine lists of farmers available with the government.
The Centre plans to digitise all its farm-oriented schemes and ensure farmers are paid procurement prices directly. It would be done by launching an Aadhaar-based database that will also map landholdings of beneficiaries. In the first phase, the database will have details of 50 million farmers across 9 states. The Indian govt. have database of beneficiaries for Soil Health Cards, Kisan Credit Cards, Crop Insurance Scheme, PM-Kisan and other govt. schemes.
The central govt. will link and integrate all the databases and create one aadhaar authenticated data of farmers. The newly created First Aadhaar Authenticated Digital Farmers Database 2020-21 would be used for implementing agricultural schemes.
1st Aadhar Authenticated Farmers Database 2020-21
The farmers database which is currently available with the central government would be integrated into one. The 1st Aadhaar Authenticated Farmers Database 2020-21 would be created by merging database of beneficiaries of the following schemes:-
- Soil Health Card Scheme
- Kisan Credit Card Scheme
- Crop Insurance Scheme
- PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
- Other agricultural department schemes
The newly created India First Aadhar Authenticated Digital Farmers Database 2020-21 would be used as a reference point for all government run schemes. This database would help us in reaching out to only the authentic beneficiaries. The 1st Aadhaar Authenticated Digital Farmers Database will be launched with 50 million farmers and their landholdings would also be mapped.
Timeline for Aadhaar Based Farmer Database
The new Aadhaar based farmer database is going to be completed by 30 June 2020. This database will have satellite imaging of individual farm land so that farmers may be provided advisories based on the kind of land they possess and the crop they grow. The central government had started the exercise of preparing aadhaar authenticated database of farmers. The union govt. has asked various states to verify the landholdings of the farmers. In PM-KISAN Scheme itself, Indian govt. has got database of more than 9 crore (90 million) farmers. Out of this, details of 84% of beneficiary farmers are now aadhar authenticated. This is an ongoing process and govt. will keep updating it.
The creation of First Aadhar Authenticated Digital Database of Farmers 2020-21 would help the government to identify needs of farmers. This requirement of farmers would be identified on the basis of their landholdings and crop varieties they produce. Central govt. will discuss ways to reduce use of chemicals and fertilizers to boost productivity of land. The genuine land record and crop which farmers are producing will help government design and run schemes specific to their needs.
The new Aadhar Based Farmers Database may be shared with farm technology companies for developing innovative solutions to increase productivity. The database will also help ensure direct benefit transfer (DBT) in the bank accounts of authentic farmers.Content Source / Reference Link: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/indias-1st-aadhaar-authenticated-farmers-database-likely-in-june/articleshow/74291032.cms, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/aadhaar-based-farmer-database-in-the-works/articleshow/76679422.cms SAVE AS PDF