Reclamation of Problem soils
Funding Pattern
Sub scheme of RKVY with the sharing pattern of 60:40 by the Centre and State.
Project Area

Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi Districts.

To reclaim the lands affected by Salinity and Alkalinity and to bring back to enhanced crop production.
Details of works
  1. Creation of water bodies (Farm Pond).

  2. Surface drains and Link drains with required facilitating structures.

  3. Soil amendment and its mixing.

  4. Chisel ploughing / Deep ploughing.

  5. Application of Farm Yard Manure (FYM) / Shredded agricultural waste. Materials & Mixing in soil using Rotavators.

  6. Green manuring & Mulching for increasing organic carbon.

  7. Supply of Pulses / Oil seeds / Millet seeds.

  8. Application of Zinc Sulphate.

  9. Capacity Building, Training, Maintenance of assets created.
Benefits offered (Subsidy)

100% Grant is provided for all the reclamation measures.


All the farmers in Cuddalore, Kancheepuram Villupuram, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts are eligible.

Time-limit for Implementation

Programme will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached
Assistant Executive Engineer, AED, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Ramanathapuram, Tenkasi, Cheranmadevi and Tirunelveli. Executive Engineer, AED, Cuddalore, Ramanathapuram, and Tirunelveli.
Superintending Engineer, AED, Chennai, Villupuram, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli. At State Level,
Chief Engineer,
Agricultural Engineering Department,
Nandanam,Chennai-600 035.
Phone - 2435 2686, 2435 2622