MICRO IRRIGATION SUBSIDY
Pradhan Mantri Krushi Sinchay Yojna (PMKSY)
The government of India provides subsidy (financial assistance) to make micro irrigation systems affordable to farmers. The subsidy is provided under Pradhan Mantri Krushi Sinchay Yojna (PMKSY) which was launched in 2015. The subsidy reduces the initial investment by the farmer on adoption of micro irrigation systems and thus helps boost their incomes. The PMKSY scheme provides subsidy on both drip and sprinnkler irrigation. Following are the key components of PMKSY scheme.
- PMKSY (Per Drop More Crop): The focus is to maximize the water use efficiency at the farm level in a focused manner using micro irrigation. Under this program, the centre and state governments provide subsidy to farmers for purchase of micro irrigation. The amount varies across states and based on the farmer.
- PMKSY (Har Khet ko Pani): The aim of this program is to increase the physical access of water on the farm and increase the cultivable land area under assured irrigation
- PMKSY (Watershed Development): This part focuses on prudent utilization of water and land resources through measures such as prevention of soil erosion, increasing crop productivity, rainwater harvesting, etc.
- Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program: This program provides loan assistance to states to help them complete major/ medium-sized irrigation projects that were at an advanced completion of the stage, thus accelerating the execution of the irrigation projects.
How to apply for subsidy on drip and sprinkler irrigation?
Captain is registered with various state government departments and farmers can contact us to help them avail subsidy on purchase of drip and sprinkler systems. The following list gives more insights on micro irrigation subsidy for respective states.