Micro Irrigation Scheme in Gujarat
Principles of MIS:
- Water is applied directly to the root zone of the plants.
- Water is applied at frequent intervals at precise quantities based on Crop Water Requirements.
- Water is applied through a low-pressure pipe network comprising Mains, Submains, Laterals and Emitting Devices
- Farmer can choose cropping pattern of his choice with a flexibility of MIS.
- Scheme is bankable for the farmers.
- Government of Gujarat placed the subsidy at the disposal of GGRC. Subsidy is released by GGRC after installation of the MI System at farmerΓÇÕs field.
- Payment to MIS supplier on satisfactory report by the farmer and Third Party Inspection Agencies.
- Agronomical services for 1 year and system maintenance services for 5 years are rendered to the beneficiary farmers.
- Insurance coverage equivalent to cost of MIS for MIS components and the farmer as well except natural death for one year.
- Maintenance and repairs of MIS System by the supplier.
- Supply of other agro inputs through GSFC depots.
- Increasing the scope of MIS by implementing the scheme under MIS Partner Model, wherein NGOs, Credit Cooperative Societies, Milk Cooperative Societies, Horticulture Cooperative Society, GMDC, APMCs, Corporate bodies etc. act as MIS Partner and provide additional financial assistance to the beneficiary farmers.
- Empowerment of tribal farmers through Cluster Approach Model has also been taken up in the tribal belts of Gujarat, where farmer is facilitated right from seed procurement to the marketing of harvest, thus ensuring Technology Transfer.
- Capacity Building of farmers through collaboration with IWMI-TATA on Drip Maintenance, Water-Scheduling and Fertigation has been taken up in the Narmada District on pilot basis.
Types of MIS:
|Irrigation System||Suitable For|
|Drip Irrigation System||almost all orchard crops, plantation crops and most of the row crops. Orchard and Plantation crops like coconut, tea, coffee, cardamom, citrus, grapes, banana, papaya, mango, guava, pineapple and pomegranate; row crops like sugarcane, cotton, groundnut, sapota, strawberry and vegetable crops including tomato, potato and other widely spaced vegetable crops and flower plants.|
|Sprinkler Irrigation System||almost all soil types, topographic situation and all types of crops, especially close growing crops, except rice and jute.|
|Porous Irrigation System||Fodder crops, Sugarcane|
|Rain – Gun Irrigation System||Horticultural Crops|
|Sr. No.||Category of Farmer||Non Dark Zone area||Dark Zone area for 57 Talukas|
|1||General Farmer: Small and Marginal farmer (Landholders of less than 2 hectares)||Upto 60% of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 70,000/- per hectares, whichever is less||Upto 70%┬á of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 70,000/- per hectares, whichever is less|
|2||General Farmer: (Land holders of more than 2 hactares)||Upto 50% of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 60,000/- per hectares, whichever is less||Upto 60% of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 60,000/- per hectares, whichever is less|
|3||SC/ST Farmers (Tribal Farmers)||Upto 75% of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 90,000/- per hectares, whichever is less||Upto 85% of MIS Unit Cost or Rs. 90,000/- per hectares, whichever is less|
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