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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated ‘Krushak Odisha’a farmers’ database of the state government

Bhubaneswar:13/11/20:Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated ‘Krushak Odisha’, a farmers’ database of the state government, under 5T initiative.

The database contains the information about 76 lakh farmers of the state. It also has online licensing for agricultural product sellers, programmes for skilled workers, and other facilities. “With this, the farmers can avail government facilities easily. They will also get identity cards,” said Naveen.

According to a government release, the identification and verification of the farmers in the database will be completed within 100 days following which the farmers will get identity cards.

‘Krushak Odisha’ will enable input dealers to get licence online, OUAT students to get certificates, and the Agriculture field staff to contact the farmers directly for skill development programmes.

Among others, chief secretary Asit Tripathy, development commissioner Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, agriculture production commissioner RK Sharma, secretary to chief minister (5T) VK Pandian, Agriculture, and Farmers’ Empowerment department secretary Saurabh Garg, vice-chancellor of OUAT Pawan Kumar Agrawal and senior officials were present.

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