Supply of Irrigation Equipment to Farmers at Subsidized Rate
04 February 2022, New Delhi: The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) is implementing Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) from 2015-16 in all the States of the Country. The PDMC scheme focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at farm level through Micro Irrigation viz. Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems.
The Government provides financial assistance/subsidy @ 55% of the indicative unit cost to Small & Marginal farmers and @45% to Other farmers for encouraging them to install Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation systems under the PDMC scheme to enhance the coverage. In addition, some States provide additional incentives/top up subsidy to reduce farmers’ share for adoption of Micro Irrigation.
So far, total 185235 number of farmers benefited under PDMC scheme in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
This information was given by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.