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.
The Departmentculture 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:-
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.
Due to 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
3. Live Demonstrations
of improved implements/ machinery for popularization of newly developed
implements like laser leveler, paddy transplanter, pneumatic planter etc
4. 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.
5. Training Programmes on selection, operation and
Maintenance of agricultural machinery/ implements to the farmers as per
Central Sector Scheme.
6. A 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.
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.
8. State Govt. has stared new schemes from year 2013-14 as below
(A) A new scheme for efficiency enhancement of agricultural labour
through which a kit of agricultural implements costing of Rs. 42,000/-
are to distributed free of cost to each group of labour comparising of
(B) A new scheme to promote agricultural entrepreneurship-interest
subsidy on bank loan up to Rs. 1.00 Core will be granted at the rate of
4% limited to Rs. 4.00 lakhs.
(C) A new scheme to provide additional amount of subsidy of Rs. 50,000/-
on purchasing Combine Harvester along with other machines while setting
up to "Krishi Yantra Seva Kendra".
(D) A new scheme to promote agricultural mechanization and to popularize
new technology subsidy rate on paddy transplanter is increased that
Central Govt. share and State Govt. share will contribute up to 50% of
the cost of the machine or Rs. 90,000/- whichever is less.
9. 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.
10. Application forms for registration of private suppliers in
the Department has been annexed at Annexure-I.
11. Application form for quality testing of agriculture
implements/machines at the state level Agri. Implements Testing Centre,
Raipur has been annexed at Annexure-II.