Subsidies for Farmers

The government is providing subsidy to farmers for following activities being implemented under On-Farm Water Management wing of Agriculture Department.

 

High Efficiency Irrigation System (HEIS)

The government subsidizes 60 percent of total system cost for installation of HEIS on upto 15 acres while the remaining costs are contributed by the beneficiary farmers. The government also provides 60 percent subsidy for construction of water storage pond, if needed, on the basis of site- specific technical requirements.

Watercourse Improvement

The government provides entire cost of construction materials besides providing technical guidance while the beneficiary farmers contribute entire labour costs for improvement of unimproved watercourses as well as completion of improvement works on partially improved watercourses as per following provisions. Farmers contribute entire labour costs for 

  • Demolishing and reconstruction of katcha watercourse

  • Excavation for the portion to be lined

  • Back earth filling of structures and lined section

  • Masons and unskilled labour of all civil works

Rehabilitation of Irrigation Schemes

Irrigation schemes are watercourses of tubewells or other water sources in non-canal commanded areas. Government provides entire material cost but limited to Rs.250,000/- while remaining material cost and labour charges is paid by the farmer.

   

Provision of LASER land levelers to the farmers/ service providers

One time financial assistance of Rs. 250,000 per unit is provided to the farmers/service providers for purchase of LASER unit for strengthening LASER land leveling services in the private sector.

   

Construction of on-farm water storage ponds

The government provides 60 percent subsidy for construction of on-farm water storage ponds for storing excess canal/ rainwater for supplemental irrigation

   

Solar System at HEIS Sites

The government subsidizes 50 percent of total system cost for installation of Solar System while the remaining costs are contributed by the beneficiary farmers. The Solar System is provided for operating High Efficiency (Drip/Sprinkler) Irrigation System only. There is no provision in the project to provide Solar System to operate Tubewells for flood irrigation.