Agricultural Engineering Activities in Chhattisgarh

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              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 0.96 kw/hectare, where as the National average is 1.84 kw/hectare, in the year 2014-15. At present there are about 14 tractors per 1000 ha of Net sown area as compared to the national average of 71 tractors  per 1000 Ha.. 

             The Department Agriculture 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, 25 Dozers are available and cultivation works like seed-bed preparation, sowing, harvesting, threshing etc by departmental tractors, reapers & threshers 41 tractors are available. 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.   

                            Due to limited departmental infrastructure, Custom hiring centres are also opened under PPP mode since 2011-12 under Krishi Yantra Seva Kendra. Assistance on purchasing on machines is gives through subsidy. In general in general area and  subarea purchasing of machine costing Rs. 25.00 lakhs subsidy of Rs. 10.00 lakhs is provided and in subarea purchasing of machine costing Rs. 15.00 lakhs subsidy of  Rs. 7.50 lakhs is also provided in the scheme as credit linked back ended subsidy. An additional amount of fifty thousand as subsidy will also provided on   purchasing combine harvester along with other machines white setting up "Krishi yantra seva kendra". Under Submission on agriculture mechanization (SMAM) " Establishment of  farm machinery Banks for custom hiring " an assistance of Rs 4.00 lakhs on purchasing of machine of Rs. 10.00 lakh, as subsidy is provided as credit linked Back ended subsidy.   

  2.        A new scheme of demonstration on transplanting by Paddy Transplanter " has been taken up since 2012-13 under RKVY. Due to lack of guideline under state sector this scheme was not able to start in the year 2014-15.  In year 2015-16 State Govt. started it under fashal pardarshan scheme as fourth sub yojna. 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 upto 2 Hec.  

3.         A new scheme "Sub mission on agricultural mechanization" is launched by GOI in the year 2014-15 under National mission on agricultural extension and technology (NMAET)" for distribution of tractor , power tiller, Self propelled, Power operated and hand/bullock drawn implements on 25 % to 50% subsidy.  

4.        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.                      

Following Staff has been sanctioned for these activities :-

S. No.

Name of  Post

Nos

Remark

1

Addl. Director Agriculture (Engg.)

1

-

2.

Joint Director Agriculture (Engg.)

3

According to the set up sanctioned under Directorate of Agriculture (Engg.) including Testing Centre.

3.

Agriculture Engineer/ Dy. Director Engineering.

5

Including field.

4.

Asstt. Agriculture Engineer/ Chief Instructor/ Asstt. Director Agriculture Engineering

12

Including field.

5.

Sub-Engineer (Mechanical Assistant)

24

Including field.

6.

Training officer

2

Including field.

7.

Other Technical & Ministerial Staff

371

Including field out of this 70 posts are of regular contingency.

  Total

417

 

                                      Other State Sector Activities in Agriculture Engineering

S.No.

Component

Unit

Year wise Progress

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

1

2

3

11

12

13

14

1.

Land leveling/ Construction of  Tank/water Harvesting structure

Hrs.

12000

11768

12504

11528

2.

Cultivation work by  wheel type tractors

Hrs.

13108

15281

17849

16234

3.

Yield Testing / Bore cleaning *

Nos.

35

31

32

27

              Remark (*) :-  Yield test work for tube wells has been declared optional by the state Govt. hence bore cleaning work is being taken-up

                                            Establishment of Krishi yantra seva kendra

No.

Component

Unit

Year wise Progress

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Rkvy

Rkvy

State

State

State

Rkvy

State

Rkvy

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1.

Krishi Yantra Seva Kendra Ki Sthapana

No.

20

82

99

97

102

22

148

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Financial  Progress 

No.

Component

Unit

 

Year wise Progress

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin

Phy

Fin

Phy.

Fin

Krishi Yantra Seva Kendra Ki Sthapana

In Lakh.

20

200.00

200.00

82

99

750.00

735.00

97

1004.86

835.00

102

1000.00

932.50

148

1500.00

1412.00

2

Estblishment of Farm Machinary  Bank

 In Lakh

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

22

100.00

88.00

3

12.00

12.00

Demonstration in farmers field on subsidy by paddy transplanter (in Lakh Rs.)             

S. No.

Component

Unit

Year wise Progress

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Phy

Allot

Exp.

Phy

Allot

Exp

Phy

Allot

Exp

Phy

Allot

Exp

1.

Paddy Transplanter

Hac.

825.57

75.00

56.91

998.40

75.00

74.88

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization 

S.No.

Component

Unit

Year wise Progress

2014-15

2015-16

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

 

Allot.

Exp.

 

Allot.

Exp.

1.

Distribution of Tractor

No.

-

591..38

507.46

-

883.92

790.80

2.

Distribution of Power Tiller 8 H.P. or more than

No.

173

437

3.

Distribution of Power drawn Implements

No.

814

1813

4.

Distribution of Hand/Bullock drawn Implements

No.

4831

7597

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