By virtue of its Act, the Fund registers small farmers, following which they are provided a Farmer’s Card which gives them access to Welfare Schemes at the Fund, as well as, other facilities provided by the Government.

The Registration of farmers also allows a structured and efficient extension of facilities to eligible bonafide farmers.

The Farmers Central Database was established to store data collected during the registration exercise mainly on the economical and social profile of the farming community.

 

The FCD assisted the Fund much in implementing relevant schemes for the welfare of the farming community. The FCD was also made available to other Government institutions (agricultural as well as non agricultural) to conduct various activities for the progress of the agricultural sector.

 

Modes of Registration with the Fund:

§  Place
Please contact the Post Office nearest to your residence for Registration or Renewal of Farmers’ Card.
 

Required Documents

 

PLANTER
BREEDER
AGRO-PROCESSING ENTERPRISE
1.    National Identity Card (Original and a photocopy)
2.    Two recent passport-sized photographs*
3.    Previous Small Farmers Card (if any) AND
4.    LAND TENURE DOCUMENTS
EITHER
·        A copy of the relevant title deed or a registered Lease Agreement or a non-registered Lease Agreement plus copy of title deed of land owner
OR
·        A copy of SIFB Card in case of sugarcane planter
OR
·        Original letter from the Secretary of the Cooperative authorizing the planter to use its land and
·      A copy of the title deed / lease contract of the said land to the order of the said Cooperative for the land under crop production, as would be declared at time of registration
 
5. Utility bill (copy)
1.    National Identity Card (Original and a photocopy)
2.   Two recent passport-sized photographs*
3.   Previous Small Farmers Card (if any) AND
4.   LAND TENURE DOCUMENTS
EITHER
·       A copy of the land’s title deed or a registered Lease Agreement or a non-registered Lease Agreement plus copy of title deed of land owner
OR
·        Original letter from the Secretary of the Cooperative authorizing the planter to use its land and
 
·       A copy of the title deed / lease contract of the said land to the order of the said Cooperative for the land under crop production, as would be declared at time of registration AND
·       Site plan of farm including size
·       Tag number of each animal
·       The Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) Animal Card (where applicable)
·       Building permit (where applicable)
 
5. Utility bill (copy)
1.   Business Registration Card
2.   Certificate of Incorporation (Where applicable)
3.   List of Directors and associates(Previous Small Farmers Card (if any) and land tenure documents)
4.   Copy of minutes of proceedings authorizing a director / directors to represent the group of agro-processors and identity cards of all shareholders (Previous Small Farmers Card (if any) and land tenure documents)
5.   Valid Certificate from  SMEDA
6.  Site Plan
 

 

 * Small farmers who were registered for period 2015-2016 are not required to submit their photograph unless they want to provide a recent one.

 

  Contribution:

 A registration fee of Rs 650 representing membership fees for the two year period is payable.