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Govt. move to transfer fertilizer subsidy into farmers accounts

Government has proposed to transfer fertilizer subsidy directly into farmers’ accounts. However, a major challenge in operationalising this scheme lies in identification of beneficiary farmers. An official release said, in many states the land records are neither accurate nor updated.

Department of Fertilizers is planning to have a phased approach and prepare a road map for pilot project in select districts to capture the details and identity proof of farmers like aadhaar number and land details. It said, all information in this regard will be collected at retail fertilizer stores in order to build a comprehensive database of beneficiary farmers over a period of time.

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