April 20, 2024


Imagination at work

Focus on creating farmer database; allow linkages to land records, Tomar tells States

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday questioned Point out governments to target on generating a databases of their respective States working with the federated farmer databases currently being ready by the Centre and let linkage to Point out land record databases.

Speaking at the Chief Ministers convention almost, he reported that Ministry has designed a databases of 5.5 crore farmers and this will be improved to eight crore farmers by December, with the support of States.

National farmer databases

A countrywide farmer databases is currently being designed having details from existing strategies this kind of as PM-KISAN, soil well being card and PM FasalBimaYojana and aims to have connectivity to Point out land information databases.

He emphasised that the Centre and Point out governments must work with each other for agriculture to give a improve to the economic climate.

The Agriculture Minister also reported that with the establishment of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, FPOs, PACS, Mandis and begin-ups will get loans easily. Chatting about the Oil Palm Mission, he included that India Council of Agricultural Research has conducted a study on the regions where oil palm cultivation can be expanded.

The Pradhan MantriKisanSammanNidhi and the saturation of Kisan Credit Card for compact and marginal farmers was also reviewed. Upgradation of the beneficiary databases was emphasised. There was also a dialogue on exports of agriculture solutions and the part of APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Foods Products and solutions Export Improvement Authority) in raising agriculture exports. APEDA will aid cluster-centric capacity developing training for Point out officers, FPOs, farmers, begin-ups etcetera, the official statement included. In the meantime, Union Minister forCommerce and Marketplace, Foods, Public Distribution and Client Affairs and Textiles, PiyushGoyal reported in his address that with an raise in agriculture exports, India is rising as a trusted export associate and there is further more scope for advancement of agri-exports.

Goyal emphasised that the infrastructure needs to be strengthened for storage and warehousing.

Two-day convention

The very first day of the two-day convention observed the participation of Chief Ministers and Agriculture Ministers of States this kind of as Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Goa, the official statement included.