Aadhaar Respite For Farmers

Bringing in a huge respite for the farmers of the State, the State Government has decided that the Aadhaar card will not be mandatory for farmers in State to register for selling their paddy this year.

There was serious apprehensions among the farmers that they will not be allowed to sale their crop with Aadhaar ID Card made available.
Vir Vikram Yadav, Secretary Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare has issued a letter to all District Collectors in this regard today.
Mr.Yadav in his letter pointed out that the farmers can register themselves for selling their paddy with Primary Agriculture Credit Society (PACS), Large Sized Agricultural Multi Purpose Cooperative Society (LAMPS) by using their Voter ID Card, Kisan Credit Card, or Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) Card.
However the farmers have been requested to register their Aadhaar Card Numbers with the Department of Food Supply and Consumer Welfare to prepare a Data Base of farmers for future reference.
Mr.Yadav has made it clear that this is not mandatory and without Aadhaar Card the famers will be allowed to register them for selling their paddy.
Procurement season begins from 1 November and as the farmers will face problem for not having Aadhaar Card, State Administration has told the Collectors to take care of the farmers.
Out of 4.44 Crore population, 3.39 Crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated and rest will be done in a time bound manner, said official sources.
 As a large number of people are out of Aadhaar coverage, State Government has taken this decision to help out the farmers, said sources.

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