10,000 patwaris to be recruited

17 Jul 2017
10,000 patwaris to be recruited

From this year onwards information related to crop girdawari will be collected through mobile application in the interest of farmers. Through this mobile application, the patwaris will get information about all khasras of all the land owners of the village. The information of the sown crop will also be available in the village itself. Chief Minister Chouhan inaugurated the mobile app at Samanvay Bhavan.

CM Chouhan said that 10,000 patwaris, 550 tehsildars and 940 naib tehsildars will be recruited soon to meet the shortage of revenue staff. Orders have been issued to complete the recruitment process. He instructed the Revenue Department head to think in terms of the departmental promotions of patwaris. He said that there is need to work on war footing to make revenue administration effective.

The Chief Minister announced to provide fund to patwaris for purchase of tabs for using information technology. CM Chouhan said that the government is answerable to the people. He said that a clean record of figures will be available at the time of sowing. He said that all possible steps are being taken to ensure that farmers get a fair price for their produce. An innovative experiment of making payment on ideal rate based on the difference of support price and market price to farmers will be made.

On the benefits of mobile app CM Chouhan said that this revolutionary step of the Revenue Department will bring about a change in future and bring freedom from the traditional ‘basta’. He instructed on the use of NIC for app operation. He said that people had a lot of expectations from the Revenue Department and its team.

What is Crop Girdawari?

Crop girdawari is a significant process undertaken every year. It is undertaken twice in a year after the sowing of Kharif and Rabi season. It is registered in land records. It is a process of collecting agriculture statistics on the basis of which information regarding estimate of the crop area and production is prepared.

Agriculture year begins from July 1 to June 30. The crop of area sown in khasra of the ongoing year based on first kharif and second rabi crops is registered on the basis of girdawari.

Why is girdawari important

Figures of rakba sown in kharif and rabi crops are obtained on the basis of crop girdawari. On this basis of production and productivity of chief crops, the agriculture rate of a state and country is fixed.

It is through the crop girdawari work that the crop forecast is made. Information is presented to the government for statistical work on the basis of rakba of revenue khasra. This information is important for crop insurance, compensation for losses due to natural calamity, bank loans and for taking benefits of schemes.

Mobile application

Through this mobile app, the patwaris will acquire information about all khasras of all landowners of the village on their mobile. As soon as the information is uploaded, the farmer will be sent a SMS notifying him about what information has been registered under crop girdawari in their khasras. This SMS will have a pass code.

If the farmer approves the information uploaded by the patwari, he will tell the pass code to the patwari. The information will be considered final only when the patwari enters the pass code in the application.

If any farmer does not have a mobile number, he may use a neighbour’s number to obtain the SMS. Apart from the information about the crop, other waste land, trees, houses on land etc. will be registered through the application.

Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey gave information about the mobile app. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri Ajit Kesari were present. Commissioner Land-records Shri KN Agarwal proposed the vote of thanks.