Mechanized Sugarcane Cultivation through Co–Operative Sugar mills /FPOs/ Entrepreneur in Tamil Nadu
Funding Pattern
Centrally shared scheme
Central - 60%, State 40%
Project Area
All Districts (Except Chennai ).
  • To increase the level of mechanization in sugarcane cultivation.
  • To take up timely harvesting of sugarcane crop.
  • To reduce the cost of harvesting in sugarcane cultivation.
Details of Works

Providing 40% subsidy assistance to the Co-operative Sugar mills /FPOs / Entrepreneurs for forming the sugarcane cultivation machinery and implements Custom Hiring Centre in co-ordination with sugar mills.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)
  • Establishment of Sugarcane cultivation machinery based Custom Hiring Centre with 40% subsidy assistance amounting to a subsidy amount of Rs.60.00 Lakh for a total project cost of Rs.150.00 Lakh per Sugarcane based Custom Hiring Centre.
  • Co-operative Sugar mills /FPOs / Entrepreneurs can select any make and model of sugarcane cultivation machinery and implements according to their choice from the agricultural machinery manufacturing firms approved and empanelled by the Agricultural Engineering Department.
  • Co-operative Sugar mills /FPOs/ in the order of priority.
    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