Bengal farmers’ cooperatives to go digital

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Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to build a digital database of farmers’ cooperative societies to ensure transparency, a minister said here on Thursday.

State Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said work will start in October on the computerised system encompassing details on farmers and the cooperatives.

“It will contain all information about the farmer, land owned by farmers, details regarding output and sale, on paddy bought by cooperatives from farmers,” Mullick told the media here.

On the yield of paddy, he said around 45 lakh tonne production is expected by September.

“This is much higher than last year,” he added.



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