Unified Farmer Database

Government has taken various initiatives to enable the digitalization of agricultural sector in the country and to promote agri-tech business. Innovative agri-focused solutions leveraging emerging technologies to contribute effectively is creating a better Ecosystem for Agriculture in India. This ecosystem shall help the Government in effective planning towards increasing the income of farmers in particular and improving the efficiency of the Agriculture sector as a whole. The Centre is in the process of creating for the first time a “digital agri-stack”, a hi-tech national farmers’ database that could give the government and agribusinesses unprecedented insights into the rural economy. The government wants this database to be linked to state land record databases. But with disparate databases arises the problem of data collation and authentication, amplifying worries for the farmers and the government authorities.

A unified database is a golden record of farmers, enabling better planning, monitoring, policymaking, strategy formulation and smooth implementation of schemes for the farmers nationwide. The federated farmers' database built by taking the publicly available data as existing in the Department of Agriculture and various data silos in government and linking them with the digitized land records can create a unified inclusive database of all types of farmers inclusively.

You can read the brochure to know more about such tech-led unified farmer database that is a delight for the government in mapping the right beneficiaries and enhancing policy outcomes.

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