What to do?
- Always use appropriate fertilizer in right quantity based on soil test.
- Must use organic manures to maintain the fertility of the soil.
- In order to get the maximum benefit of the fertilizers, always apply in root zone instead of broadcasting.
- Resort to the judicious and efficient use of Phosphatic Fertilizers for proper development of Roots/shoots and timely maturity of crops, particularly the legumes which fix atmospheric Nitrogen for the enrichment of soil.
- For reclaiming acidic soil, use lime and for saline/usar soil, use gypsum.
- Farmers desirous of adopting Participatory Organic Guarantee System (PGS – India) Certification may form a group of at least 5 farmers and get it registered with the nearest Regional Council or Regional Centre of Organic Farming.
What can you get?
Type of assistance
Criteria for assistance/maximum limit
|1||Supply of gypsum/pyrite/lime/dolomite||Rs 750 per hectare||ISOPOM|
|2||Supply of micronutrient elements in deficient areas||Rs 500 per hectare||ISOPOM|
|3||Adoption of organic farming||Rs 10,000 per hectare||National Horticulture Mission/ Horticulture Mission for North- Eastern and the Himalayan States|
|4||Vermi – Compost Unit||Rs 30,000 per unit (for 1-hectare area)||National Horticulture Mission/ Horticulture Mission for North- Eastern and Himalayan States|
|5||Vermi Compost Unit||Rs 2500 per unit||Work plan Organic Farming Scheme|
|6||Biodynamic Compost||Rs 250 per unit||Work plan Organic Farming Scheme|
|7||C. P. P. Culture Unit||Rs 250 per unit||Work plan Organic Farming Scheme|
|8||Polythene Vermi Bed||Rs 5,000 per unit||Horticulture Mission for North- Eastern and Himalayan States|
|9||Promotion of Integrated Nutrient Management||Rs 1000 per hectare
(up to area of 4 hectares)
|Horticulture Mission for North- Eastern and Himalayan States|
|10||Testing of soil samples||NPK Rs 15/- per sample
Micro nutrients Rs 200/- per sample PH, EC Physical & Chemical analysis Rs 250/- per sample Water testing Rs 100/- per sample
|Soil Survey & Soil Testing scheme (State Govt.)|
|11||Promoting the use of organic manuring||Rs 500 per hectare||National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility|
|12||Supply of lime/basic slag for reclaiming acidic soil.||Rs 500 per hectare @ 25% of cost||National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility|
|13||Promotion and distribution of micronutrient elements||Rs 500 per hectare||National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility|
|14||Establishment of compost unit from fruit and vegetable waste /agricultural waste.||Subsidy of 33% on total financial outlay for 100 TPD (tones per day) capacity up to a limit of Rs. 60 lakh (credit linked back ended subsidy).||National Project on Organic Farming|
|15||Establishment of bio fertilizer and/or bio pesticide unit||Subsidy of 25% on total financial outlay for 200 tons limited to Rs 40 lakh.||National Project on Organic Farming|
|16||Supply of gypsum in wheat||50% cost plus transportation limited to Rs 500 per hectare||Integrated Cereals Development Programme|
|17||Micro nutrients in wheat||50% cost limited to Rs 500 per hectare||Integrated Cereals Development Programme|
|18||Micro nutrients in pulses||50% of cost limited to Rs 500/ha||National Food Security Mission|
|19||Micro nutrients in rice||50% cost limited to Rs 500/ha.||Integrated Cereals Development Programme|
|20||Gypsum in pulses||50% of the cost of material limited to Rs 500 per ha plus transportation charges limited to Rs 750/ha||National Food Security Mission|
|21||Setting up additional soil testing labs by agri clinics / NGOs / cooperatives
/private entrepreneurs etc. under Public Private Partnership mode.
|50% of project cost limited to maximum of Rs 30 lakh as one time subsidy.||National Project on Soil Health & Fertility|
|22||Setting up of mobile soil testing labs by agri clinics / NGOs / cooperatives/ private entrepreneurs etc. under Public Private Partnership mode.||75% of project cost limited ` 30 lakh as one time subsidy||National Project on Soil Health & Fertility|
|23||Construction of Vermi Compost Units at Oil Palm farm.||Rs 15000 per unit||Oil Palm area expansion programme (RKVY)|
|24||Inputs to Inter-cropping in oil palm field||Rs 10000 per hectare||Oil Palm area expansion programme (RKVY)|
|25||Supply of Micronutrients and Fertilizers for demonstrations||a. Jowar, Bajra and Ragi up to Rs 3000 / ha.
b. Small millets Rs 2000/ ha.
|Intensive for nutritional security through Intensive Millets Promotion(INSIMP)|
|26||Phospho Gypsum / Sulphur 80% WDG supply||Enhancement of assistance to 50% of cost of the material + Transportation limited to ` 750/ha. whichever is less||Oilseed Production Programme|
|27||Supply of Micro Nutrients in the deficient areas||Assistance at 50% of the cost or
Rs 500/ha. whichever is less
|Oilseed Production Programme|
|28||Distribution of Gypsum||50% of the cost limited to Rs. 1000/ha.||Centrally sponsored Sugar cane development scheme|
|29||Green Manuring||50% of the cost limited to Rs. 1000/ha.||Centrally sponsored Sugar cane development scheme|
|30||Micronutrients||50% of the cost limited to Rs. 1000/ha.||Centrally sponsored Sugar cane development scheme|
Whom to Contact
- Nearest Office of Taluka Agriculture Officer, Sub-divisional Agriculture Officer, District Superintending Agriculture Officer, Divisional Joint Director of Agriculture
- Website of Agriculture Department – www.mahaagri.gov.in
- Kisan Call Center (Toll-Free No.) – 1800 – 180 – 1551
- Farmers Portal, Government of India