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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
SCHEMES UNDER AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Scheme
No.

Name of Scheme

1

Soil and Water Conservation in the catchments of River Valley Project

2

Agricultural Mechanisation Programme

3

Command Area Development and Water Management

4

Demonstration of Agricultural Machinery and Implements

5

Training Programme to Farmers in handling and maintenance

6

Rain Water Harvesting and Runoff Management Programme

7

NABARD assisted Rain Water Harvesting Programme

8

Soil and Water Conservation under Hill Area Development Programme

9

Soil and Water Conservation under Western Ghats Development

10

Soil Conservation in Tribal Areas under Integrated Tribal Development Programme

11

Replacement of old Pumpsets with new Pumpsets

12

World Bank aided Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water bodies Restoration and Management (TN IAMWARM) Project

13

Minor Irrigation Scheme

14

Land Development Scheme

15

National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP)


SCHEME NO.1

Name of Scheme

:

Soil and Water Conservation in the catchments of River Valley Project

Project Area

:

South Pennaiyar and Mettur Catchments in Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Salem Districts.

Details of Works

:

Contour bunding.
Horticultural plantations
Drainage line treatment
Farm ponds
Agro Forestry and Afforestation
Silt Detention Structure

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

25% on cost of works in Patta Land is provided as subsidy and  remaining 75% is treated as loan. The loan amount with interest is recovered in ten equal instalments after a moratorium of two years.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected priority watersheds in the respective catchment are eligible.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year in the selected watersheds.

Officer to be approached

:

 

Assistant Executive Engineer, River Valley Project , 210 C, Salem Main Road, Backside of Raghupathi Hospital, Krishnagiri-635 001.
Assistant Executive Engineer, River Valley Project , No.250, Thiru Vi.Ka.Nagar, Harur-636 903, Dharmapuri District.
Assistant Executive Engineer, River Valley Project -Unit-I, 4/494 (1) First Floor, Railway station Road , Dharmapuri -636 701.
Assistant Executive Engineer , River Valley Project – Unit II, Collectorate Complex, Dharmapuri -636 701.
Assistant Executive Engineer ,River Valley Project , 98 - Raja Ganapathy Nagar, Mettur –636 401, Salem District.
Assistant Executive Engineer ,River Valley Project , Sivagamiammal illam , Senthamil Nagar, Terkupet(Post), Chengam-606 709, Tiruvannamalai District.
Executive Engineer , RVP, Dharmapuri.
Superintending Engineer , A.E.D, Salem
Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622.

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SCHEME NO.2

Name of Scheme

:

Agricultural Mechanisation Programme

Project Area

:

All Districts (Except Chennai)

Details of Works

:

Subsidy assistance is provided to farmers for procuring Agricultural Machinery and implements such as Tractors, Power Tillers, Self propelled Paddy Transplanters, Self propelled paddy reapers, Rotavator, Cultivator, Disc Plough, Chisel Plough etc.,

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

25% of the cost of machinery / implements or the ceiling limit prescribed by Government of India for each machinery / implement, whichever is less.

Eligibility

:

All farmers

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Programme will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.3

Name of Scheme

:

Command Area Development and Water ManagementProgramme

Project Area

:

 

Sl.No.

Name of the Command

Districts Covered

A

Ongoing Project Area

 

 

Cauvery command

Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagappattinam, Trichy and Cuddalore.

B

New Project Areas

 

 

Wellington Reservoir Project

Cuddalore

 

Thirukoilur Anicut Project

Villupuram

 

Kodiveri Anicut Project

Erode

 

Gundar Chittar Karuppanadhi
Reservoir Project / Gomuki
Nadhi reservoir project

 

 Tirunelveli / Villupuram

 

Vaniyar Reservoir Project

Dharmapuri

 

Ichambadi Anaicut Project

Dharmapuri

Details of Works

:

Construction of field channels.
Construction of Field drains.
Rotational Water Supply Works
Formation of Farmers Associations / Councils, etc.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

The expenditure incurred under Command Area Development and Water Management Programme is shared between Centre and State with full grant. A minimum of 10% contribution by the beneficiaries for certain work component is mandatory. Further Rs. 540/- per ha. subsidy is provided for registered Farmers Council and Rs.60/- per ha. is collected from the farmers council as their contribution.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected Command area in the programme are eligible for subsidy.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

After selection of sluice and command, Water Users Association will be formed and the works will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

Assistant Executive Engineer Command Area Development Programme.
Executive Engineer , AED in the District.
Superintending Engineer , AED in the Region.
Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.4

Name of Scheme

:

Demonstration of Agricultural Machinery and Implements

Project Area

:

All Districts (Except Chennai)

Details of Works

:

Demonstrations of Agricultural Implements / Machinery are taken up in the Farmers’ Fields.

Eligibility

:

All farmers

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Programme will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622


SCHEME NO.5

Name of Scheme

:

Training Programme to Farmers in handling and maintenance of Agricultural machinery

Project Area

:

All districts (Except Chennai)

Details of Works

:

Refresher training programmes on handling and maintenance of newly developed agricultural machinery to farmers and rural youth are conducted.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

 

Eligibility

:

All farmers and rural unemployed youth between the age group of 18 to 40

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Programme will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.6

Name of Scheme

:

Rain Water Harvesting and Runoff Management Programme

Project Area

:

All Districts (Except Chennai and Nilgiris)

Details of Works

:

Percolation ponds
Major, medium and minor check dams
Farm Ponds
Rejuvenation of unused wells
Village tanks / Ooranies.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

100% grant is provided on cost of works taken up in community lands. However, the beneficiaries are required to contribute 10% of the cost of works (it is 5% in case of SC/ST) in cash which will be deposited in the name of the Village Development Association / Watershed Association for future maintenance of the assets created. 90% subsidy is provided on cost of works in patta lands and the remaining 10% is collected as beneficiary share.(it is 5% in case of SC/ST) in the form of cash / labour /material.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers in the selected watersheds in the respective district.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.7

Name of Scheme

:

NABARD assisted Rain Water Harvesting Programme

Project Area

:

Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Trichy, Perambalur, Karur, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramnad, Sivaganga, Thoothukudi, Coimbatore and Nilgiris.

Details of Works

:

Percolation ponds
Major, medium and minor check dams
Farm pond
Rejuvenation of unused wells

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

100% grant is provided on cost of works taken up in community lands. 75% subsidy is provided on cost of works in patta lands and the remaining 25% is collected as beneficiary share.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers in the selected watersheds in the respective district.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686, 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.8

Name of Scheme

:

Soil and Water Conservation under Hill Area Development Programme

Project Area

:

Nilgiris District

Details of Works

:

Bench Terracing
Drainage line treatment works
Water Harvesting Structures.
Collection Wells
Terrace support works
Stream training works
Silt detention tanks and
Landslide treatment works

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

100% grant is provided for Soil Conservation measures. However, beneficiaries are required to contribute at the rate of 10% for individual works and 5% for community works. It is 5% in case of SC/ST, for individual  works. This contribution shall be deposited in the Watershed Development fund. The landslide treatment measures are executed with 100 % grant.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected watersheds are eligible.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Soil Conservation and Landslide treatment works  will be completed within the financial year

Officer to be approached

:

 

Assistant Executive Engineer , AED, IGBP Complex, Botanical Garden Road, Udagamandalam-643 001, Nilgiris District.
Assistant Executive Engineer , AED Mysore Road, Selvipettai, Gudalur-643 312, Nilgiris District.
Assistant Executive Engineer, AED, Land Slide, Hill area Development Programme, 117. Brindavan School Road, Wellington Bazaar, Wellington, Coonoor-643 102, Nilgiris District.
Executive Engineer , AED Joint Director of Horticulture Office Complex, Vijayanagaram, Udagamandalam-643 001, Nilgiris District.
Superintending Engineer , AED, Coonoor, Nilgiris District.
Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.9

Name of Scheme

:

Soil and Water Conservation under Western Ghats Development Programme

Project Area

:

Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Virudhunagar , Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari District.

Details of Works

:

Staggered contour trenching
Gabion structure
Drainage line treatment works
Contour rubble bund
Contour / Compartmental bunds
Check dam.
Village ponds
Water harvesting structures
Farm ponds
Land shaping

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

100% grant is provided for Soil Conservation measures. However, beneficiaries are required to contribute at the rate of 10% for individual works and 5% for community works. It is 5% in case of SC/ST, for individual works.

Eligibility

:

All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected Watersheds are eligible for subsidy.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year in the selected watersheds.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.10

Name of Scheme

:

Soil Conservation in Tribal Areas under Integrated Tribal Development Programme District Project Area

Project Area

:

 

Villupuram

Kalrayan Hills

Vellore

Jawadhu Hills

Tiruvannamalai

Jawadhu Hills

Salem

Kalrayan Hills & Shervarayan Hills

Namakkal

Kolli Hills

Dharmapuri

Sitheri Hills

Trichy

Patchai Hills

 

Details of Works

:

Contour Rubble Bund /Contour Stone wall
Land Shaping
Pipe laying
Disc ploughing
 Irrigation Check dams
Major and Minor Check dams

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

100% Subsidy is provided for all the works executed in the lands of tribal farmers in the selected tribal areas.

Eligibility

:

Land Owning Scheduled Tribal farmers in the seven districts where the scheme is being implemented are eligible.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year in the selected areas.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.11

Name of Scheme

:

Replacement of old Pumpsets with new Pumpsets.

Project Area

:

All Districts (except Chennai.)

Details of Works

:

Replacement of old, inefficient electrical pumpsets with new BIS pumpsets and
Renewal of Electrical accessories.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

 

Description

For SC/ST Farmers

For Other Farmers

Pump sets below 5 HP

Subsidy of Rs.3500 or50% of the cost of the pump set Whichever is less

Subsidy of Rs.2500 or 25% of the cost of the pump set. Whichever is less.

Pump sets of 5 HP &above

Subsidy of Rs.6000 or 50% of the cost of the pump set Whichever is less

Subsidy of Rs.5000 or 25% of the cost of the pump set. Whichever is less.

Cost of renewal of panel and other electrical accessories

Subsidy of Rs.1500 or 50% of the cost of panel Whichever is less.

Eligibility

:

The farmers having agricultural wells with old, inefficient Electrical pump sets in all the districts of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai)

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Programme will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.12

Name of Scheme

:

World Bank aided Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water bodies Restoration and Management (TN IAMWARM) Project

Project Area

:

 

S.No

Name of Sub-basin

Districts covered

A

Ongoing projects

 

 

Varaga Nadhi

Villupuram,Tiruvannamalai

 

Upper Vellar

Salem

 

Palar (PAP) & Aliyar (PAP)

Coimbatore, Erode

 

South Vellar & Pambar

Pudukottai

 

Manimuthar & Kottakarayar

Sivagangai

 

Arjunanadhi

Virudunagar

B

New  projects

 

 

Pennaiyar

Krishnagiri

 

Swethanadhi

Salem

 

Anaivari odai & Chinnar

Perambalur

 

Agniyar-Upper part & Ambuliyar

Thanjavur,Pudukottai

 

Upper Vaigai & Varattar-Nagalar

Theni

 

Upper Gundar & Therkar

Madurai

 

Nichabanadhi & Kalingalar

Tirunelveli

 

Sindapalli Uppodai & Sinkottaiar

Virudunagar

 

Koundanyanadhi & Poiney

Vellore

Details of Works

:

Installation of Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation systems.
Underground PVC Pipe laying and community Bore wells
Farm mechanization
Construction of Farm ponds
Construction of Water Harvesting Structures such as Check dams &
Percolation Ponds are proposed to be taken up in the above sub basins.
Information,Education, Communication and Capacity Building

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

 

Installation of Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation systems

50% subsidy to farmers subject to the ceiling fixed by Government of India

PVC Pipe laying & Community Bore wells

100% grant to farmers. However, 10% beneficiary contribution is collected for maintenance.

Farm mechanization

100% subsidy to Water Users Association

Construction of Farm ponds

90% subsidy to General Category farmers. 95% subsidy to SC/ST farmers

Construction of Water
Harvesting Structures

100% grant to farmers however the 10% beneficiary contribution is collected for maintenance

Eligibility

:

All farmers in the selected sub-basins.

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Programme completion annually

Officer to be approached

:

 

Executive Engineer , AED in the District.
Superintending Engineer , AED in the Region.
 Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622

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SCHEME NO.13

Name of Scheme

:

Minor Irrigation Scheme

Area of operation

:

All District (Except Nilgiris and Kanyakumari District)

Details of Works

:

Selection of sites for construction of openwell and Borewells. Construction of tubewells in alluvial soil.
Revitalisation of wells by side boring and blasting in hard rock areas.
Construction of Borewells in hard rock areas.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

Agricultural Engineering Department hires out machinery as per Government approved hire charges and execute the above works.
( Hire Charges of machinery are furnished below.)

Eligibility

:

Farmers of all categories

Time-limit for sanction/ rejection

:

Machinery are alloted on priority basis.

Officer to be approached

:

 

Assistant Executive Engineer, AED in the Revenue Division. approached Executive Engineer , AED in the District.
Superintending Engineer , AED in the Region.
Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35.
Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622
Details of Hire Charges of Minor Irrigation Machinery

Sl.No.

Name of the Machinery

Unit

Hire Charges (in Rupees)

Agriculture
purpose

Non-
Agriculture purpose

1.

Percussion Drill

Day

300

600

2.

Rotary Drill

 

 

 

 

6 ” (150 mm ) dia

Metre

120

180

 

8” ( 200 mm ) dia

Metre

130

195

 

10”( 250 mm ) dia

Metre

140

210

3.

Rock Blasting Unit

Blasting

250

500

4.

Long Hole Equipment

Day

250

500

5.

Hand Boring Set

 

 

 

 

6 ” (150 mm ) dia

Metre

30

60

 

8” ( 200 mm ) dia

Metre

40

80

 

10”( 250 mm ) dia

Metre

50

100

6.

Inwell / Drill (100 psi &150 psi )

Metre

100

200

7.

Mini Drill

 

 

 

 

6” dia (150 mm)

Metre

60

120

 

8” dia (200 mm)

Metre

70

140

 

10” dia(250 mm)

Metre

80

160

8.

Resistivity meter

Point

500

1000

9.

Electrical logger

Tube Well

1000

2000

10

Welding Plant

day

165

330

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SCHEME NO.14

Name of Scheme

:

Land Development Scheme Area of operation

Area of operation

:

All Districts

Details of Works

:

Land Shaping
Land Levelling
Land Reclamation
Ploughing, Puddling
Paddy Harvesting by Combine Harvester.

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

Agricultural Engineering Department hires out machinery to (Subsidy) farmers as per Government approved hire charges and execute the above works. (Hire charges of machinery are furnished below)

Eligibility

:

Farmers of all categories

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Machinery are allotted on priority basis.

Officer to be approached

:

 

Assistant Executive Engineer , AED in the Revenue Division.
Executive Engineer , AED in District.
Superintending Engineer , AED in the Region.
Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686 , 2435 2622
Details of hire charges of Land Development Machinery

Sl. No.

Name of Machinery

Hire Charges
( Rs. per hour- With Diesel)

1

Tractor

265

2

Bulldozer

670

3

Tractor mounted Combine Harvester

780

4

Class crop Tiger Combine Harvesters rubber track type

1130

5

Hydraulic Excavator (BE 71)

580

6

Hydraulic Excavator L & T (KOMATSU)

970

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SCHEME NO.15

Name of Scheme

:

National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP)

Project Area

:

All Districts (except Chennai)

Details of Works

:

 

Sl.No

Component

Item of works

1

Agricultural Mechanisation

a) Introduction of newly developed agricultural1 machinery / implements
b) Popularising conventional
machinery / implements.

2

Dry Land Development

  1. Plastic lined farm pond with portable sprinkler unit

b) Unlined farm pond
c) Compartmental Bunding

3

Establishment of land resources inventory and GIS data base

Digitisation of cadastral maps of
potential crop growing villages

 

Benefits offered (Subsidy)

:

50% subsidy assistance is provided to farmers for purchasing (Subsidy) newly developed agricultural machinery/ implements such as mini combine harvester, multi crop thrasher, paddy transplanter , post hole digger etc., and 25% subsidy assistance or the ceiling limit prescribed by the Government of India whichever is less, is provided to farmers for purchasing conventional machinery / implements such as power tiller, rotavator, cultivator, offset disc harrow, disc plough etc.,The dry land development works are taken up with 90% grant and 10% farmers’ contribution.

Eligibility

:

All farmers

Time-limit for Implementation

:

Works will be completed within the financial year.

Officer to be approached

:

 

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-35. Phone 2435 2686, 2435 2622

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