IEP Chandigarh, December 28
Stressing on dynamic linking of farmers’ Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) with land records, Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal directed the officers of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Revenue Department to expedite the process to implement the AgriStack Project in the state.The Chief Secretary gave these directions during the meeting of the Steering committee for development of Agristack here today. Strategic Advisor and Chief Knowledge Officer to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sh. Rajeev Chawla joined the meeting through video conferencing.It is worth mentioning that AgriStack is an ecosystem for facilitating the delivery of digital services to farmers with the aim of doing farming and higher returns for the farmer Services farmers.Sh. Kaushal further directed the officers of Revenue Department to complete the work of Geo-referencing of villages and GIS based real time crop survey across the state till March 31, 2023.Sh. Kaushal further directed the officers to further upgrade the E-Girdawari Application to incorporate digital cadastral maps and photographs of the field. He said that the App should be upgraded to access the actual figure of crop damage assessment during the situation of natural calamities in the state.During the discussion, Sh. Kaushal directed the officials of revenue department to assist Patwaris to bring more accuracy and precision in data of land records so as to deliver the benefits of Agricultural Schemes to the actual farmer beneficiaries across the state. He also directed the officers to maintain accurate records of ROR, Land Mutation and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to farmers.It was apprised in the meeting that out of 19.9 lac farmers in the state currently data for about 12.8 lac farmers is available on Meri Fasal Mera Byora portal. Geo – referencing of village maps is being taken up in the state by Survey of India (SOI) using Drone data and CORS. Though this would be the most accurate database but creation of this data may take time. However, HARSAC has digitized and geo – referenced cadastral maps prepared on 1:10,000 scale. This data can be used for crop enumeration and surveys etc.Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Sh. V.S Kundu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Dr Sumita Misra, and Director General, Horticulture Department, Sh. Arjun Saini and other senior officers were present.
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