Chandigarh, December 23 – Haryana government has decided to introduce a new scheme of issuing electronic smart card to the farmers in the state.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the card would be made available to each farmer by the market committee concerned. These cards would have all details, such as the name of farmer, name of his village, age, description of his land and crops grown by the farmer. The card would also have details of the sale of the agriculture produce of the farmers and payments made to him for his produce.
With the issuance of this card, the farmers would not need to keep separate record of his yields and income, he added.
He said that the farmers would have to show this card to the official of market committee at the gate of the mandi and the official concerned would insert it into a machine installed there and thereafter a slip containing the weight of the vehicle, variety and entry would be provided to the farmer. This would ensure automatic entry of the farmers in the computer. Thereafter the crop of the farmers would be sold in the market and the farmer would get the price of the sold crop entered in the computer at the gate of the mandi while returning home. The market committee would keep the record of four-five years of each farmer. This system would also ensure the record of the total arrivals of the farm produce in all the 106 mandis of the state.
Initially, the scheme was being launched from grain market Rohtak and it would be introduced in all the mandis of the state later. The scheme would prove a boon for the farmers of the state, he added.