National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture

15 February 2021 Current Affairs:

The National Agricultural e-Governance Plan has been postponed to March 2021.

Highlights:
♦ National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture is a centrally sponsored scheme.
♦ National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture is Launched in 2010-11 out of 7 pilot states. From 2014-2015, it expanded to other states and 2 UTs.
♦ Scheme objective: to achieve rapid development in India through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) so that farmers can obtain information related to agriculture in a timely manner.
♦ Farmers can obtain different services under the project through multiple channels, including government offices, kiosks, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Kisan Call Centers, Agri Clinics, Common Service Centers, and web/mobile applications.
♦ The components of the programe include the Unified Farmer Service Platform (UFSP) and the Farmer’s Database.
♦ UFSP will act as the central agency for the agricultural ecosystem and allow service providers to register.
♦ A farmer database is being created to better plan, monitor, formulate policies, formulate strategies and smoothly implement farmer schemes. This will be a national database, providing a unique ID for each farmer.

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