Goa Govt launched ‘Krishi Card’ for farmers
Goa Govt launched a ‘Krishi Card’, a digital card which would be gateway for farmers to avail benefits like subsidies and loans given by the state government.
An attempt to revive agriculture and allied sectors to make a vital support tool for the state economy.
Benefits of Card:
- Act as a database to retrieve complete details of farmer including biometric identification, land records, agricultural / dairy assets, crop details, demographics and subsidy transactions.
- Entitle farmers to an agricultural loan @ 1% depending on their land holdings. The loan will be available through financial institutions empanelled by the government to farmers up to Rs 30,000 per annum owning minimum one hectare land.
- It will help the agriculture department to maintain a single copy of all documents pertaining to a farmer which can be referred across all applicable schemes. As a result, it’ll make the process faster, efficient and useful for Government to monitor the utilization of funds for all schemes.
- The card can also be linked with Aadhar Card.
The card is not a legal title document for farmers or tenants to take a stake over land. It is a document restricted to agriculture subsidy only.
Categories: India Current Affairs 2017