Lateral spacing for Sanction of subsidy in Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation


The Commissioner of Hortilculture, A.P., Hyderabad in his letter, have proposed to adopt lateral spacing for sanction of subsidy in accordance with Govt. of India guidelines for effective implementation of the programme.

Government of Andhra Pradesh after careful examination of the proposal of the Commisioner of Horticulture, A.P., Hyderabad and in partial modification of the orders issued in the reference 5th read above, hereby issued the following guidelines for the implementation of the APMIP in the State :

1) The subsidy can be extended from lateral spacing of 10 m X 10 m to 1.0 m X 0.6 m. The detailed unit cost of lateral spacing in accordance with Go.Ms.No.34 A&C(Horti) dt.09.07.2015 & GoI guidelines. (Annexure to this order).

2) In special cases, the farmer may be allowed to take up installation with lateral spacing less than 1.0 m but the additional cost over and above the unit cost shall be borne by the farmer.

3) All the MI material supplied and installed shall adhere to the technical BIS/ISI standards and approved brands as applicable.

4) The installation of MI system should be done only as per the lateral spacing sanctioned in administrative sanction accorded to that particular farmer.

5) The spacing adopted by the farmers in different districts for the same crop is varying depending on the type of Soil and Agro climatic conditions. The unit cost can be calculated on prorate basis for different lateral spacings installed in the field.

6) There should be any approved crop in the field from installation to final inspection to avoid sanction of subsidy to crops like tobacco and forest species (crops not approved by Deptt. of Agriculture and Cooperation, Govt. of India).

7) The design should be prepared based on the peak water requirement of the crop opted by the farmer in the particular lateral spacing and discharge of the bore well, whether it is inline or online.

4. he other guidelines issued vide G.O.Ms.No.34, A & C (H&S) Deptt., dt.9.7.2015 and G.O.Ms.No.53, A & C (H&S) Deptt., dt.5.11.2014 will continue without any modifications and should be followed for the implementation of the programme.

5. This order will come into force with immediate effect i.e., from the date of issue of this order.

6. The Commissiner of Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad shall take necessary action in the matter accordingly.

ANNEXURE TO G.O.MS.No. 60, A & C (H & S) DEPTT., DT. 28-10-2015.
Lateral Spacing (mxm) Type of Drip APMIP Unit cost (Rs)
12mm 16mm
10 x 10 Online 17641 _
9 x 9 Online 20781 _
8 x 8 Online 25001 _
9 x 9
(Triangular) Lateral spcing Online 27014 29946
7 x 7 Online 26692 _
6 x 6 Online 29003 _
5 x 5 Online 33097 _
4.5 x 3 Online 32557 _
4 x4 Online 35944 _
3 x 3 Online 42034 _
3×2 Online _ 49635
2 x 2 Online _ 66291
2.7 x 2 Online 48450 55488
1.5 X 1.5 Online 62112 65021
2.7 x 1.5 Inline 49669 57970
2.25 x 0.6 Inline 54720 65620
2.0 x 1 Inline 58940 71160
1.8 x 2 Online 66056 73130
1.8 x 0.6 Inline 60116 76896
1.5 x0.6 Inline _ 90300
1.2 x 1 Inline 91376 100000
1.0 x 1 Inline 100000 100000

Government have approved to implement Micro Irrigation programme in Annuity mode from 2015-16 onwards with revised guidelines to cover larger areas in a limited period.

2. The Commissioner of Horticulture has requested the Government to issue the guidelines for the revised subsidy pattern to be adopted, along with other implementation aspects, for implementation of APMIP in
Annuity mode.

3. The Government after careful examination of the proposal of the Commissioner, Horticulture and in partial modification of the orders, hereby issue the following guidelines for the implementation of the APMIP in State :-

I. All SC/ST Farmers under Small Farmers/Marginal Farmer (SF/MF) category and all other SF/MF Farmers in a
Revenue Village are eligible for Micro Irrigation (MI) Systems upto a maximum subsidy of Rs.1,00,000/-(Rupees One Lakh only) or maximum 5 acres, whichever is less, per family, irrespective of their economic status. However in Ananthapuramu and Chittoor Districts farmers holding below 10 Acres are considered as SF for the purpose of sanction of Micro Irrigation as per the orders issued.
II. All farmers with holdings above 5 Acres to 10 Acres are eligible for 70% subsidy up to a maximum subsidy of Rs.1.00 lakh or maximum 10 acres whichever is less per family in all 11 Districts OF Andhra Pradesh excluding Ananthapuramu & Chittoor Districts.
III. All Other farmers in a revenue village are eligible for 50% subsidy, up to a maximum subsidy of Rs.2.00 lakh on MI system unit cost, per family, without area limit i.e., up to land ceiling limit in all 13 Districts in AP.
Definition of Beneficiary Farmer categories: ¾ Farmers with land holding upto 2.5 acres of dry land or
1.5 acres of wet land are defined as Marginal Farmers. ¾ Farmers with land holding upto 5 acres of dry
land or upto 2.5 acres of wet land are defined as Small Farmers Whereas in Ananthapuramu & Chittoor Districts farmer with land holding upto 10 Acres dry land are defined as small farmers for purpose of Micro Irrigation. ¾ Farmers with land holding up to 10 acres dry land or 5 acres wet land are defined as Medium farmers. ¾ Farmers with land holding above 10 acres of dry land or above 5.0 acres of wet land are defined as Other Farmers. Payment module in Annuity:
The payment to MI Companies will be made in 5 yearly instalments of 60%, 10%, 10%, 10% & 10% of the total MI system cost and companies will be paid interest on delayed payments as detailed below.
Installments

1. 10% mobilization advance with administrative sanctions during first year.
2. 50% of the total cost of MI Systems after completion of installations and inspection during 1st year.

3. 10% of total cost of MI Systems with interest on amount due during the 2nd year.
4. 10% of total cost of MI Systems with interest on amount due during 3rd year.
5. 10% of total cost of MI Systems with interest on amount due during 4th year.
6. 10% of total cost of MI Systems with interest on amount due during 5th year.

6. A subcommittee will be constituted to decide the interest rates after negotiations with MI Companies and Bankers.

7. The other guidelines issued vide G.O.Ms.No. 21, dt. 20-05-2015 of A&C (Horti) Department (reference 5th read above) and G.O.Ms.No.53 of Agriculture &Cooperation (Horti) Department, dt.05-11-2014 (reference
2nd read above), will continue without any modification and should be followed for the implementation of the Programme.

8.. This order will come into force with immediate effect i.e. from thedate of issue of this order.

9. The Commissioner of Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad shall take further necessary action in the matter accordingly.

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