Schemes
 
  Establishment of farm machinery banks for Custom Hiring in low farm power availability districts under National Agriculture Development Programme
 
 
 
Funding Pattern
 
 
Centrally shared scheme
Central - 60%, State 40%
 
 
Project Area
 
 
Districts with low farm power availability.
 
 
Objectives
 
 
  • To increase the reach of Agricultural mechanization to all farmers.
  • To enable the Agricultural machinery and equipment available at reasonable hire charges to all the farmers.
  • To enable the Agricultural operations in time and economically.
 
 
Details of Works
 
 
  • Establishing farm machinery banks (Custom Hiring Centres) upto a project cost of Rs.10.00 Lakhs each through Farmers Groups / Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) / any such entities on village basis, in low farm power availability districts.
  • Providing subsidy assistance of 80% of the project cost or Rs.8.00 Lakhs whichever is less to farm machinery banks and for which the farmers groups should have minimum of 8 members.
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    Benefits offered (Subsidy)
     
     
    • Promotion of suitable machinery for dry land cultivation and paddy cultivation by establishing farm machinery banks for custom Hiring in low farm power availability districts.
    • Farmers Groups / Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)/ any such entities 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
     
     
  • Farmers Groups / Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)/ any such entities .
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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