Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches SATHI Portal & Mobile App

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Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 19th April launched the SATHI (Seed Traceability, Authentication and Holistic Inventory) Portal and Mobile App to deal with the challenges of seed production, quality seed identification, and seed certification.

An overview of the news

  • It has been created by NIC in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on the theme of 'Best Seeds - Prosperous Farmer'.

  • The Government of India is constantly trying to overcome the challenges and difficulties faced by agriculture through various schemes and programmes.

  • SATHI portal is also an important step in this direction. When its use starts till the bottom, it will prove to be a revolutionary step in the field of agriculture.

  • There will be a QR code under this system, through which the seeds can be traced.

  • Training in this regard is being imparted through the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Vigyan Kendras, State Governments.

  • All the states will be connected with the Seed Traceability System.

  • Sathi portal will ensure quality assurance system, identify the source of seed in the seed production chain.

Integrated 7 verticals of seed chain in the system

  • Research 0rganization

  • Seed Certification

  • Seed Licensing, Seed Catalog

  • Sale from dealer to farmer

  • Farmer registration

  • Seed DBT

  • About Indian Council of Agricultural Research

    • It is an autonomous body formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.

    • Headquarters - New Delhi

    • Established - 1929

    • The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. Presently its president is Narendra Singh Tomar.

    • ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.

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