Schemes
 
  Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization
 
 
 
Funding Pattern
 
 
Centrally shared scheme
Central - 60%, State 40%
 
 
Project Area
 
 
All Districts (Except Chennai )
 
 
Objectives
 
 
  • Increasing the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers where availability of farm power is low.
  • Promoting ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ to hire out agricultural machinery and implements on nominal charge to the needy farmers.
 
 
Details of Works
 
 

Providing subsidy assistance to Farmers / Custom Hiring Centres for the purchase of Agricultural Machinery/ Implements such as Tractors (8-15 PTO HP), Tractors (15-20 PTO HP), Tractors (20-40 PTO HP), Tractors (40-70 PTO HP), Rotavators, Power tiller (8 BHP and above), Paddy Transplanter (4 rows), Power Weeder, Chaff Cutter, Brush Cutter, and Multi Crop Thresher.

 
 
Benefits offered (Subsidy)
 
 
  • Providing subsidy assistance to the individual farmers for the purchase of Agricultural Machinery / Implements with 40% subsidy or the eligible subsidy prescribed by the Government whichever is less for other beneficiary farmers and 50% subsidy or the eligible subsidy prescribed by the Government, whichever is less for farmers under Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Small, Marginal and Women farmers.
  • Providing 40% subsidy assistance to the farmers, farmers groups, entrepreneurs for the establishment of block based Custom Hiring Centres.
  • Providing 80% subsidy assistance to the Co-operative societies of farmers, Self Help Groups of farmers, FPOs etc. for the establishment of village based Farm Machinery Banks.
  • Farmers / Farmers group / Entrepreneurs can select any make and model of agricultural machinery and implements according to their choice from the agricultural machinery manufacturing firms approved and empanelled by the Agricultural Engineering Department.
 
 
Eligibility
 
 
  • All farmers, for the purchase of individual based machinery.
  • All farmers, Farmers groups and Entrepreneurs for the establishment of Custom Hiring Centres.
  • All Co-operative Societies of farmers, Self Help Groups of farmers, FPOs etc., for the establishment of Farm Machinery Banks at village level.
  • On a first come first served basis and payment in total to be made upfront and subsidy to be received through bank account.
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    Time-limit for Implementation
     
     
    Programme will be implemented within the financial year .
     
     
    How to Avail / Contact Details
     
     
    Assistant Executive Engineer
    AED in the Revenue Division
    Executive Engineer
    AED in the District.
    Superintending Engineer
    AED in the Region.
    Chief Engineer,
    Agricultural Engineering Department,
    Nandanam,Chennai-600 035.
    Phone - 2435 2686, 2435 2622