December 3, 2022

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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 asked State governments to aim on developing a database of their respective States employing the federated farmer database currently being organized by the Centre and enable linkage to State land history database.

Speaking at the Main Ministers convention almost, he explained that Ministry has produced a database of five.five crore farmers and this will be enhanced to eight crore farmers by December, with the assistance of States.

Nationwide farmer database

A countrywide farmer database is currently being produced having facts from present strategies this kind of as PM-KISAN, soil wellbeing card and PM FasalBimaYojana and aims to have connectivity to State land documents database.

He emphasised that the Centre and State governments have to work together for agriculture to give a enhance to the economic climate.

The Agriculture Minister also explained that with the establishment of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, FPOs, PACS, Mandis and commence-ups will get financial loans very easily. Talking about the Oil Palm Mission, he added that India Council of Agricultural Exploration has conducted a analyze on the spots where by oil palm cultivation can be expanded.

The Pradhan MantriKisanSammanNidhi and the saturation of Kisan Credit score Card for little and marginal farmers was also discussed. Upgradation of the beneficiary database was emphasised. There was also a dialogue on exports of agriculture merchandise and the purpose of APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products and solutions Export Growth Authority) in increasing agriculture exports. APEDA will aid cluster-centric ability building exercise for State officers, FPOs, farmers, commence-ups and many others, the official assertion added. Meanwhile, Union Minister forCommerce and Market, Food, Public Distribution and Purchaser Affairs and Textiles, PiyushGoyal explained in his address that with an raise in agriculture exports, India is emerging as a trustworthy export associate and there is even further scope for improvement of agri-exports.

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

Two-day convention

The 1st day of the two-day convention saw the participation of Main 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 assertion added.