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India to introduce unique IDs for farmers

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15 December 2021, New Delhi: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India is in process for creating unique ID for farmers of the country. The unique identity of the farmer will link the farmer profile with all the agricultural schemes, which have been availed by the farmer. It will help in farmer’s verification through e-Know Your Farmer (e-KYF) which would eliminate the need of re-submitting physical documents to different departments for availing benefit(s) under different schemes. The ID will also allow access to field based & customised crop advisories. It will also help to access the damage to crops due to extreme weather condition.

As of now, the database of farmers registered under PM-KISAN includes 11.64 Crores farmers.

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