How Bank Account Linked With Aadhaar Contribute Towards The Betterment Of Farmers

The identity evidence of every resident person in India is known as Aadhaar. It is conclusive evidence of the Aadhaar cardholder about his or her profile. As the population of the country is very big, Government established UIDAI to perform all the tasks and duties necessary to make this happen. Aadhar enrollment centers work under the umbrella of the UIDAI to register as many residents as possible. Within a quite short period of time, a big percentage of India’s population has been enrolled with the UIDAI system. In order to qualify as an Aadhaar applicant, one has to be in India for a minimum of 182 days in a year. NRI (Non-resident Indian) cannot obtain Aadhaar as they do not fall within the definition of residents as per law. You can get your Aadhaar card simply by paying a visit to your nearest aadhar enrollment center. Please keep in mind that the applicant can apply for the aadhar by submitting the required documents. It will take around 90 days from the date of application to get your Aadhaar card at your registered address. There are no fees involved in the enrollment process. You can get registered with the UIDAI without paying any dime. There are two important pieces of information that are saved during the Aadhaar enrollment process. One is demographic details while the other is biometric details. By demographic data, we mean the applicant’s name, address, and DoB (Date of birth) of the person applying for Aadhaar.

Taxpayers are playing a key part in the economy of the country. The money they pay on their income from either source is called tax. The government of India utilizes this money to pay MSP. By MSP we mean minimum support prices that are paid to the farmers in consideration for their produce. The taxpayers pay the taxes with a mindset that their money will be used by the government in the right place. This can only be achieved only when DBT (direct bank transfer) is set up to work on linking the bank account with Aadhaar. There are no issues or hurdles that this could be brought into practice. Most of the states are already using this technology. But amazingly, Haryana and Punjab have not implemented this process so far. As a result, Government-based agencies are procuring grain from these states and are not paying any dime in MSP. Actually, these agents are paying commission agents instead of farmers directly. As a result, farmers are not receiving the right value for their produce because commission agents are reaping the maximum profit.

Keeping in view the exploitation of farmers, this Government has made the direct benefit transfer (DBT) compulsory. The government has made it very clear that no grains will be procurement will be performed unless and until the farmer’s Aadhaar details are not uploaded official portal for procurement purposes. Once this is accomplished, payment will be directly credited to the farmer’s bank account.