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National Database of Farmers created with records of 5.5 cr. farmers

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 07, Sep 2021
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  • The Centre has created a National Farmers’ Database with records of 5.5 crore farmers
  • The national database was created by taking data from existing national schemes such as PMKISAN, soil health cards and the insurance scheme PM Fasal Bima Yojna.
  • It will be increased to 8 crore farmers by December by linking it to State land record databases.
  • The database could be used “for targeted service delivery with higher efficiency and in a focussed and time bound manner”
  • It is the core for the proposed Agristack digital agriculture ecosystem.
  • Companies such as Microsoft, Amazon and Patanjali has been asked to develop technology solutions for farmers using data from the database.