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15th December, 2021 Agriculture

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  • The government is in the process of creating unique identification (ID) of farmers who have availed agricultural schemes.



  • The unique identifier of the farmer will link the farmer profile with all the agricultural schemes, which have been availed by the farmer.
  • The government is in the process of preparing a Farmers Database across the country.
  • Only farmers included in the database will be able to avail the benefits.



  • With the help of Unique Identity Card, farmers will be able to avail the benefits of various schemes of Central and State Government without any hassle.
  • Farmers no longer need any intermediaries to avail the benefits of the government scheme.
  • The scheme of making identity cards has a provision of verification of farmers by e-Know Your Farmers (e-KYF).
  • With this, there will be no need to submit documents frequently in different departments and offices to avail benefits under different schemes.
  • It will also provide access to field-based and customised advisories as well as ease the process of accessing the damage to crops due to extreme weather condition.