Agricultural Engineering Activities in Chhattisgarh
Mechanisation plays very
important role in the field of Agriculture. The timeliness of operation
with an ease and judicious use of inputs are the important parameters
for increased production. Intensive cultivation is only possible by
using the newly developed farm -Machineries.
Use of improved Agricultural
equipments can increase crop production by 15-20 percent. The average
farm power availability is only 0.71 kw/hectare, where as the National
average is 1.65 kw/hectare, in the year 2009-10. At present there are
about 11 tractors per 1000 ha of Net sown area as compared to the
national average of 28 tractors per 1000 Ha. The long term potential
for tractors in the state, including replacement of old tractors, is
assessed at 4.10 lakh.
through Agriculture-Engineering wing provides custom-hiring facilities
to the cultivators at reasonable rates, as the small & marginal farmers
can not afford to purchase the costly machines like tractors/
Bulldozers and the newly developed equipments like Rotavator, Roto-seed
Drill, Sugarcane cutter planter etc.
Following activities are being taken up by the department:-
1. Custom-hiring for land leveling, bunding, dozing and preparation of percolation
tanks and other land improvement activities by dozers, cultivation works
like seed-bed preparation, sowing, harvesting, threshing etc by
departmental tractors, reapers & threshers.
limited departmental infrastructure, Custom hiring centres are
also opened under PPP mode since 2011-12 under Krishi Yantra
Seva Kendra. Assistance of 7.50 lakh is provided to the
entrepreneure as credit linked back ended subsidy on a package of
machines worth 15.00 lakh for Sub-plan Area and 10.00 lakh for a
package of machines worth 25.00 lakh in other areas.
2. Shakambhri scheme has been started in the year
2005-06 under which 75% subsidy is given on Diesel/electric/kerosene/openwell
submercible pump sets (Upto 5HP) and 50% on dugwell to the small and
Live Demonstrations of improved implements/ machinery for popularization of newly
developed implements like laser leveler, paddy transplanter, pneumatic
planter etc amongst farmers.
Selected Post Harvest machines and technologies which are not
covered under National Horticulture Mission and Ministry of Food
Processing, are being demonstrated and distributed on subsidy to the
individual or group of farmers as per norms fixed by GoI.
Programmes on selection, operation and Maintenance of agricultural
machinery/ implements to the farmers as per Central Sector Scheme.
new scheme of demonstration on transplanting by Paddy Transplanter
has been taken up since 2012-13 under RKVY. Under this scheme, a subsidy
of Rs 3000/- per acre is provided to the farmer for a package of land
preparation, raising mat type nursery and transpalnting by Paddy
transplanter in a cluster of minimum 4 Ha.
7. Popularization of mechanization is an important issue at GoI.
level and number of different Crop wise Schemes like Macro Management
Work Plan, ISOPOM for popularizing improved Bullock/Tractor drawn
implements, Power tiller, tractors and hand tools etc under subsidy are
being implemented in the State. The state Govt gives an additional
subsidy of 10-25% on Power tiller and other agricultural implements and
machines under Balram Krishi Yantrikikaran Protsahan Yojnna.
The farmers are free to select the machines/
implements and buy them either from CG State Beej evam Krishi Vikas
Nigam or private suppliers registered in the Department.
In order to supply good quality agricultural implements to the farmers,
a State Level Agricultural Implement Testing Centre has been
established at Raipur. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, GoI, has
approved this testing centre.
For the implementation of these
programmes there are three Divisional offices of Agricultural
Engineers at Raipur, Bilaspur & Jagdalpur and five Sub-divisional
offices of Assistant Agriculture Engineers at Kabirdham, Raigarh,
Ambikapur, Kanker and Dantewara along with one Tractor unit at Kondagaon.
9. Application forms for registration of private suppliers in
the Department has been annexed at Annexure-I.
10. Application form for quality testing of agriculture
implements/machines at the state level Agri. Implements Testing Centre,
Raipur has been annexed at Annexure-II.