Govt working with new technology to make farmers self-reliant: Tomar

New Delhi: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the Central Government is working with new technology to make farmers self-reliant.
Mr Tomar, who inaugurated the office of National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee, said the Central Government along with the experts, IT companies of the country is working with new technology to make the farmers self-reliant. Various technological solutions are being developed through Aadhar integration with UIDAI, launch of mobile app and integration with CSCs, KCC, integration with land records database maintained by States and UTs.
On the occasion, Mr Tomar said the National Farmers Welfare Program Implementation Committee would act as a project monitoring unit for the implementation of PM-Kisan Yojana, Kisan Maandhan Yojana, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and other schemes of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Mr Tomar said the Central Government has implemented the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme to make farmers self-reliant and to provide direct income support for agricultural expenditure. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs 1.37 lakh crore has been transferred to the accounts of more than 11 crore farmer families so far.