https // Bhoomi Online Parihara

https // Bhoomi Online Parihara

Parihara is an innovative web based application was developed inhouse by Revenue Department (Bhoomi Monitoring Cell and Disaster Management), Govt. of Karnataka to to enable direct benefit transfer (DBT) through Aadhaar Enabled Payment Service,i.e., transferring of input subsidy amount directly into the Aadhaar seeded bank accounts of intended beneficiaries.

Advantages of Aadhar enabled payment through Parihara

1) Electronic transfer of fund directly to farmers account from the State which minimizes intermediaries and will ensure timely payment.

2) Accurate targeting and curbing pilferage by validating entries at multiple levels. Thus Parihara prevents malfeasance with input subsidy, which has been an biggest challenge for the governments.

3) Robust MIS to monitor the progress and to provide quick and convenient method for grievance redressal.

4) This is a onetime data entry, hence burden on district administration will reduce considerably for future disbursement of input subsidy. Thus there will not be disruption on developmental works.

5) Pressure on banks, especially cooperative banks will reduce.



Drought declaration signifies the beginning of Government response to conditions representing a drought conditions. The drought is declared using Taluk as a unit guided by objective parameters prescribed by the Drought Manual of Government of India that is in vogue during that period. The relief operation such as supple of drinking water, supply and transportation of fodder and employment generation, etc, are mounted in drought declared taluks using funds available in State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and State Fund.

In most of the cases the drought is wide spread and is beyond the coping capacity of the State and memorandum is submitted to the Government of India seeking financial assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India will constitute and dispatch inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to the drought affected area.

The IMCT will visit drought affected areas in the State and interact with district and local officers, farmers and other concerned stakeholders. The IMCT will submit a report to sub-committee of National Executive Committee chaired by Union Agriculture Secretary. The sub-committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) after studying the report will place its recommendation before High Level Committee (HLC) chaired by Union Home Minister.

HLC approves the quantum of financial assistance (as per the NDRF norms) to be released to the State.

Salient features of Parihara Application

1) The Parihara application fetches land details (survey no, extent,etc,), owner details from Bhoomi database. Bhoomi Database forms the backbone of this application.

2) Crop details and extent of damage is validated using Bhoomi database, which ensures payment to intent beneficiaries, i.e., to farmers who really owns the land. This feature ill eliminateunintended beneficiaries.

3) Aadhaar number /Enrolment ID and name as in Aadhaar of the affected farmers after taking due consent from the farmers. Yes or no Aadhaar validation with UIDAI server to ensure Aadhaar no entered is a valid Aadhaar no. Aadhaar seeding status is checked with NPCI mapper Database, which enables intimating the beneficiaries about the linking status and taking remedial measures. This shall facilitate Adhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), most secured, transparent financial instrument for disbursing input subsidy.

4) Beneficiary can check the payment status by keying his/her Aadhaar No or user ID (unique ID assigned to farmers during data entry). Details such as input subsidy amount paid, to which bank, account no, extent of crop loss and name of the crop will be displayed on keying in above numbers. This enables eligible small and marginal farmers to approach the designated authorities with a sense of entitlement in case of non-receipt of input subsidy.

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