wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Government constitutes task force for farmer database under AgriStack

Thousands of farmers held a protest at Krishi Upaj Mandi, Sikar in September 2017

The government has constituted a task force for its 'AgriStack' project which will deliberate the contours of a Unified Farmers Service Platform (USFP), it said in replies to Parliamentary questions. The question raised by Indian National Congress Member of Parliament Pradyut Bordoloi, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Task Force is only working a framework document and Digital Blue Print for the UFSP. The database will be built only once the Ministry approves the Task Force's recommendations, after involving the relevant organisations. "The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has constituted a Task Force to develop IndEA (India Enterprise Architecture) Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA). The Unified Farmers Service Platform (UFSP) will be prepared based on the IDEA. The details and components are being deliberated by the Task Force and shall be communicated when finalised" AgriStack effectively is the next domain of the India Stack project. After creating technology tools for identity (Aadhaar), documents (DigiLocker), payments (Unified Payments Interface) and healthcare (National Health Stack), the India Stack project has turned its sights on agriculture. InDEA is essentially an initiative of the central government to create standardised digital systems for central government ministries, state governments, government departments and various agencies in order to improve governance functions. What is AgriStack? AgriStack is essentially a collection of technology tools and digital databases for the agricultural sector and India's farmers. These databases and tools, the government says, will help tackle issues in agricultural marketing, agriculture…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Reports on banking, payments, fintech and crypto-curencies. Additional reporting on media regulations, data protection and other areas.

Free Reads

News

Vaishnaw's remarks come a day after Google removed apps belonging to Matrimony.com, Info Edge (Naukri and 99 Acres), Shaadi.com, Altt, Truly Madly, Stage, Quack...

News

Paytm has started distancing itself from PPBL in light of the current negative spotlight on PPBL.

News

The move can be seen as an attempt by Paytm to distance itself from the troubled Paytm Payments Bank, which has been significantly restricted...

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ