What is Unified Farmer Service Platform ?
- UFSP is a combination of Core Infrastructure, Data, Applications and Tools that enable seamless interoperability of various public and private IT systems in the agriculture ecosystem across the country.
UFSP is envisaged to play the following role:
- Act as a central agency in the agri ecosystem (like UPI in the e Payments)
- Enables Registration of the Service Providers, public and private
- Enables Registration of the Farmer Services G2F, G2B, B2F and B2B
- Enforces various rules and validations required during the service delivery process
- Acts as a Repository of all the applicable standards, API’s and formats
- It shall also act as a medium of data exchange amongst various schemes and services to enable comprehensive delivery of services to the farmer.
What is a Farmers Database?
- For better planning, monitoring, policy making, strategy formulation and smooth implementation of schemes for the farmers a nationwide Farmers Database linked with land records is being created.
- Develop nationwide database of farmers
- Keep a record of unique farmers.
- Unique farmer ID (FID) to uniquely identify a farmer
- To know benefits availed by a farmer under various schemes
This Centralized Farmers Database shall be useful for various activities like
- issuing soil health cards,
- dissemination of crop advisories to the farmers,
- precision farming,
- smart cards for farmers to facilitate e-governance,
- crop insurance, settlement of compensation- claims,
- grant of agricultural subsidies,
- community/village resource centres etc.
- The data of 4.3 crore farmers linked with land records have already been verified and the database would be unveiled shortly.