Schemes
 
  Mission on Sustainable Dry land Agriculture
 
 
 
Funding Pattern
 
 
State Plan Scheme
 
 
Project Area
 
 
Cuddalore, Villupuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukottai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram Tirunelveli Thoothukudi, Tiruvallur, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts.
 
 
Objectives
 
 

To achieve sustainable production in dryland agriculture through Development of 1000 dry land clusters @ 1000 Ha of cluster dry land per cluster.

 
 
Details of Works
 
 
  1. Entry Point Activities : Construction of Water Harvesting Structures like Check dams, village ponds, community Ponds, Sunken Ponds, Deepening of Ooranies in the dry land.
  2. Establishment of Water Harvesting Structures : Construction of on farm water harvesting structures, viz. Field bunding and Farm ponds in the identified clusters of the dryland districts. Deepening of Ooranies and Community ponds in Ramanathapuram District.
  3. Creation of Custom Hiring Centres : To improve the farm power availability at village level, farm machinery hubs are formed for promotion of suitable machinery for dry land cultivation for custom hiring.
  4. Setting up of Value addition machinery : In order to enhance the value of agriculture produce subsidy assistance is allowed for setting up of value addition machinery to the FPO/FPG of the dry land clusters.
 
 
Benefits offered (Subsidy)
 
 
  1. Entry Point Activities : Rs.5.00 Lakh per cluster with 100% assistance.
  2. Establishment of Water Harvesting Structures : Rs.7.50 lakh per cluster with 100% assistance.
  3. Creation of Custom Hiring Centres : Providing 80% subsidy on the total cost of the machineries subject to a maximum of Rs.8.00 Lakh per cluster.
  4. Setting up value addition machinery unit: 75% subsidy assistance to a maximum of Rs.10.00 lakh per unit / cluster.
 
 
Eligibility
 
 
  • All the farmers in the Dry land cluster.
  • Registered farmers group in the cluster for custom hiring centres.
  • FPO/FPGs for setting up of value addition machinery unit.
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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 Cuddalore, Villupuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukottai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tiruvallur, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts.
    Superintending Engineer
    AED in the Region.
    Chief Engineer,
    Agricultural Engineering Department,
    Nandanam,Chennai-600 035.
    Phone - 2435 2686, 2435 2622