Farmers must upload crop details to survey app: DC

Farmers must upload crop details to survey app: DC

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil said that the crop survey will allow farmers themselves to upload details of the crop they are growing.

Briefing reporters here on Tuesday, he said that the government has launched an app-based farmer crop survey to collect authentic information of crops being grown.

"This is India's first such GPS-enabled, app-based crop survey. Officials from agriculture and revenue departments were tasked with collecting details of crops being grown. Through the app, farmers can upload the details by themselves. The crops cultivated for all the three seasons will be featured in records of rights, tenancy and crops (RTCs) or Pahani documents," the DC added.  

Authentic information of crops will help farmers apply for loans, claim insurance and also get compensation from the government. "The app is linked to the Bhoomi land records. The crop information farmers upload through the app will reflect in the RTCs," he said.

The app are available on Android (version 4.5) phone and Google play store.  One needs to download Karnataka Farmer's Crop survey app and then register by submitting name, mobile number and Aadhaar number. The app can be activated using a OTP.

Later, Bhoomi data of the village should be downloaded and crop details, irrigation facilities (rain fed or irrigated), area of crop cultivated by him/her with a photograph of the crop in the land; all these need to be uploaded.  

Stating that uploading crop details by the farmers will be accurate, the DC said that this will be a biggest exercise in mobile governance.

There are 10 lakh plots in Dakshina Kannada. The officials have completed 60% of the survey. To create awareness on the app among the farmers, a workshop will be organised at the DC's office on November 16 at 11 am.

Anila Bhagya scheme

The DC also said that the list of 15,858 beneficiaries under Anila Bhagya will be placed before the district-level committee chaired by District In-charge Minister B Ramanath Rai on November 18.

A total of 49,618 beneficiaries will be benefited under the scheme. In the first phase, 1,470 in Mangaluru, 3660 in Bantwal, 3569 in Puttur, 5597 in Belthangady and 1562 in Sullia will be benefited.

Sasikanth Senthil said that 18,000 ration cards are being printed for distribution in the district.

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