Agro centre initiates distributing farmer ID cards

Published On: January 4, 2021 11:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JHAPA, Jan 4: Agro Centre Pvt Ltd has started providing farmer's identity cards in order to distribute fertilizer, seeds and agriculture inputs to the needy farmers at a subsidized price. 

The centre based in Jhapa Rural Municipality-3 had developed general criteria for the distribution of ID cards on a pilot basis. This is so far the first organization in the district to distribute farmer ID cards. 

Centre chairperson Chandra Prasad Basnet said the ID cards were distributed to incentivize farmers and attract youths to agriculture. 

The centre has made certain eligibility criteria for obtaining an ID card. The key criteria among them are having Nepali citizenship certificate, living permanently in Nepal, dependent on agriculture for livelihood, placement of electric meter at home, details reflecting land ownership certificate and a person with no criminal records in the past. 

So far, the centre has distributed ID cards to 25 farmers of the rural municipality. Token system would be introduced after the distribution of ID cards, officials said.


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