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Centre asks states to link farmers data base with land records

New Delhi, September 6: The Centre on Monday said it has created a database of 5.5 crore farmers and asked the states to use it for creating their database and linking it with the state land records.

During an interaction with the state chief ministers, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the database will be increased to 8 crore farmers by December this year, emphasizing on linking agriculture with digital technology, scientific research and knowledge.

A national farmer database is being created by taking data from existing schemes like PM-KISAN, soil health card and PM Fasal Bima Yojana. The database will have connectivity to the State land records database.

During the virtual interaction, Commerce, Industry, Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal stressed on strengthening storage and warehouse facilities to improving the scope of agri-exports.

According to a government statement, the interactions with the CMs, from about 12 states, centered around Agriculture Infrastructure Development Fund, the recent modification to cover the APMS, among others.

Union Minister of States Kailash Choudhary, Secretary MoAFW Sanjay Agarwal gave the welcome address and moderated the conference. MoSMs. Shobha Karandlaje, Secretary MoF&PD Sudhanshu Pandey were also present.

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