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Centre to raise farmer database from 5.5 cr to 8 cr by Dec with help of states: Narendra Singh Tomar

The Centre has created a database of 5.5 crore farmers, which will be increased to 8 crore by December this year, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Monday.

Addressing the chief ministers’ conference on initiatives and schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoAFW), held via video conferencing, Tomar asked the states to create their own database using the federated farmer database prepared by the Centre, and allow linkage to state land record data. The ministry said in a statement, “The concept of farmers’ database was explained. A national farmer database is being created by taking data from existing schemes like PM-KISAN, soil health card and PM Fasal Bima Yojana.” It said Tomar also asked all states to study the Karnataka model, presented during the conference.

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