Drip irrigation government scheme

Drip irrigation government scheme

Main post: Drip irrigation government scheme. Both the central and state government are working for the development of agriculture/horticulture and farmers. For this, they are making various schemes to support and benefit the farmers. Development of water resources is one of the major work from the government. Water resources, such as dams, reservoirs, ponds, etc., are the major source of irrigation water. An efficient irrigation system is required for the proper use of water. For this, governments are encouraging the application of modern way of irrigation, such as drip irrigation system.

Contents
(1). Basic introduction to drip irrigation system
(2). Structure of subsidy and eligiblity criteria
(3). How to apply for drip irrigation system through the different departments of state governments
(4). Application form
(5). Frequently Asked Questions

Also read: Components of advance agriculture

(1). Basic introduction to drip irrigation system

1.1: What is drip irrigation?

Drip irrigation is a new and very efficient method of crop irrigation system. It is a component of advance agriculture. The slow and localised application of water make it a very efficient irrigation system. It is a multipurpose agricultural technology. The irrigation efficiency of drip irrigation varies from 90 to 95%.

1.2: What are the advantages of drip irrigation?

The advantages of drip irrigation system are as follows:

  • Water use efficiency: The water use efficiency is very high.
  • Best irrigation system for desert lands.
  • Better water use efficiency results in better yield.
  • It is one of the best method of fertilizers application.
  • Weed attack is less.
  • There is no soil loss.

1.3: What are the major components of a drip irrigation system?

The major components of a drip irrigation system are as follows:

  • Mainline: Primar pipe lines which use PVC technology.
  • Sub main lines: Secondary pipe lines which use PVC technology.
  • Lateral pipe lines: Minor pipelines which use liner light density polythene LLDP technology.
  • Drippers and emitters.
  • Nozzles and filters.

1.4: Ideal plants and crops

  • Fruits: Mango, grapes, pomegranate, citrus spp. guava, apple, etc.
  • Plantation crops: Coffee, tea, coconut, etc.
  • Flower crops: Chrysanthemum, rose, marigold, jasmine, etc.

Also read: Saur (sour) sujala scheme for farmers (Chhattisgarh, India)

(2). Structure of subsidy and eligiblity criteria

2.1: Central government

The Government of India is offering subsidy at the rate of 70 – 90% of the investment for small and marginal farmers. Working agencies are the department of agriculture, and the department of horticulture, reactively.

2.2: State governments

(Note: The rate of subsidy may vary from state to state, please consider your own state.)

2.3: Eligiblity

Small farmers

(Also read: Small farmers landholding)

  • Small farmers are eligible for 70%.
  • Special categories, such as ST and SC are eligible for up to 90% subsidy.

Marginal farmers

(Also read: Marginal farmers landholding)

  • Marginal farmers are eligible for 70% subsidy.
  • Special categories, such as ST and SC are eligible for up to 90% subsidy.

Big farmers

( Also read: Big farmers landholding)

  • Big farmers are eligible for 50%.
  • Special categories, such as ST and SC are eligible for up to 50% subsidy.

(3). How to apply for drip irrigation system through the different departments of state governments

A. Farmers records

  • Adhar card.
  • Land records.
  • Bank details.
  • Passport size photo.

Adhar card: Xerox of Adhar card of farmer.
Land records: B-1, naksha, khasra.
Bank details: Current or saving account from any recognized Indian bank.

3.1: Apply it through the department of agriculture

Contact to an agricultural officer

Village: Contact to rural agricultural extension officer. The field area of a rural agricultural officer or RAEO includes 5 – 15 villages.

Block: Contact to senior agricultural development officer or SADO. Go to the block agriculture development office.

Dist.: Contact to assistant director of agriculture if you belong to city.

Eligible crops: Field crops such cotton, maize, redgram, etc.

Also read: Community fencing scheme

3.2: Apply it through the department of horticulture

Contact to an horticultural officer

Village: Contact to rural horticultural extension officer. A rural horticultural officer or RHEO covers 10 – 20 villages.

Block: Contact to senior horticultural development officer or SHDO. Go to the block office which is known as senior horticultural development officer.

Dist.: Contact to assistant director of horticulture if you belong to city.

Eligible crops: Cabbage, cauliflower, bitter gourd, water melon, rose, marigold, etc.

(4). Application form

4.1: Department of agriculture

Step 01: Submit your records for verification. You have to submit it to an agriculture officer.

Step 02: Ask for immediate registration after the verification if that scheme is available.

Step 03: Ask for application form. You can get it from certified irrigation company.

Step 04: Fill the application form, attach all the records, and submit it.

4.2: Department of horticulture

Step 01: Submit your records for verification. You have to submit it to an horticulture officer.

Step 02: Ask for immediate registration after the verification if that scheme is available.

Step 03: Ask for application form. You can get it from certified irrigation company.

Step 04: Fill the application form, attach all the records, and submit it.

(5). Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01. Do I need to pay money?

Answer: Yes, you have to invest money to purchase the components. 70 – 90% of that money will be credited on your bank account as a subsidy amount, later.

Question 02. What is the minimum land requirement for this scheme?

Answer: The minimum land requirement for this scheme is 0.250 ha. Although you should consider your own state.

Question 03. Can I apply it without own piece of land?

Answer: No, you should have your own piece of land.

Question 04. Will I get a pump set?

Answer: No, you won’t get a pump set.

Question 05. Will I get a replacement if there is any major problem?

Answer: Yes, you will. For this, apply for the replacement through the same office.

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