Date : 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

List of Central Schemes

  2. PMKSY- Micro Irrigation – Supplementary Water Management Activities
  3. Revamped  Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  4. Integrated Farming System
  5. National Agricultural Development Programme
  6. National Food Security Mission
  7. Seed Village (SMSP)

List of State Schemes

  1. Chief Minister Dry Land Development Mission (CMDDM)
  2. Collective Farming


Micro Irrigation has emerged as a technology for sustainable agriculture and suitable solution to manage the fast depleting ground water sources. By adopting this technology there is a significant impact on income with increased productivity, uniform growth and earlier maturity. Water use efficiency is also increased by 40 – 60 %.

Eligibility norms for Beneficiaries:

All farmers owing / sharing water source with pumping facilities in their own land / leased land with registered documents for a period of 7 years are eligible to avail subsidy under this scheme. Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation subsidy payable for both horticultural and agricultural crops is limited to an overall ceiling of 2 ha per beneficiary in case of small/ marginal farmers and 5 ha per beneficiary in case of Other Farmers.

2.PMKSY- Micro Irrigation – Supplementary Water Management Activities (SWMA):

The prime objective of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) – Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) is to improve water use efficiency by adopting micro irrigation technologies in the country. Other interventions of PMKSY – “Per Drop More crop” is implemented as a supplementary component of creation of Micro-water storage activities and efficient water usage.

Thus, to ensure focused and outcome based interventions, it has been decided to propagate Micro Irrigation technology among the farming community by filling in the gaps for creation of water source for micro Irrigation at farm or near farm gate level through the following activities.

  • Installation of Diesel Pump sets / Electric motor.
  • Laying of conveyance pipes.
  • Construction of Ground level storage structures.


India is the land of farmers where the maximum proportion of rural population depends on agriculture.Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana launched on 13-January-2016.This scheme will safeguard the farmers  against the inclement weather.

The scheme is implemented by Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Agricultural Insurance company of India Limited during current year (2021-22) in Dharmapuri District.

Objectives of RPMFBY:

PMFBY aims at supporting sustainable production in agriculture by way of

  • Providing financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of unforeseen events.
  • Stabilizing the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming.
  • Encouraging farmers to adopt innovative and modern Agriculture practices.
  • Ensuring flow of credit to the agriculture sector, which will, contribute to food security, crop diversification and enhancing growth and competitiveness of agriculture sector besides protecting farmers from production risks.

Coverage of farmers:

All farmers including share croppers and tenant farmers growing the notified crops in the notified areas are eligible for coverage.Optional for both loanee and  non loanee farmers.

4.Integrated Farming System (IFS):

Integrated Farming System scheme is implemented for increasing income of farmers by adopting various activities such as crop cultivation, Purchase of milch cows, Poultry birds, Goats, Construction of vermicompost units, Planting of fruit seedlings, maintaining of bee hives, fodder for live stocks etc., with 50% subsidy.


The farmers having 1 ha land and interested to adopt all components in their field are eligible for this scheme.

5.National Agricultural Development Programe:
1).NADP-Fallow Land Development:

Fallow Land Development is being implemented for conversion of fallow lands into cultivable land. By implementing this scheme Crop coverage and farmers income will be increased.


The farmers having area of cultivable waste and other fallow available in village (Uncultivated for the past    5 years and above) are eligible for this scheme.

2).NADP-Strategic Rice Production Programme

NADP- Strategic Rice Production Programme scheme is implemented for increasing income of farmers by adopting various technologies with 50% subsidy. In this scheme subsidy given for distribution of quality seeds, Seed production incentive, Machine planting, MN Mixture.


The farmers cultivating paddy are eligible for this scheme.

3).NADP Special Initiative for Intensification of Redgram, and castor as pure crop


NADP-Special Initiative for Intensification of Redgram & castor as pure crop- scheme is implemented for increasing production of pulses and oilseeds and increasing income of farmers by adopting various technologies with 50% subsidy.


The farmers cultivating pulses and oilseeds are eligible for this scheme

6.National Food Security Mission(NFSM)

The Mission aims to increase production through area expansion and productivity, enhance the farm-level economy (i.e. farm profits) to restore confidence of farmers. The approach is to bridge the yield gap in respect of these three crops through dissemination of improved technologies and farm management practices while focusing on districts which have high potential but relatively low level of productivity at present.


The farmers cultivating  Nutricereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Oilpalm and Tree Borne Oilseeds are eligible for this scheme.

7.Seed Village (SMSP) :

This scheme is implemented to increase the production and productivity of farmers by distributing high quality certified and foundation seeds with 50% subsidy.


The farmers cultivating  paddy,millets,pulses and oilseeds are eligible for this scheme.




Chief Minister Dryland Development Mission (CMDDM) is a mission mode approach .

The main objective of the scheme is to develop dry land agriculture and increase the income of dry land farmers in Dharmapuri district .


        The farmers who are having dry land are  eligible for this scheme . The farmers who are covered  under MSDA are not eligible for this scheme.


The innovative scheme of collective farming for the benefit of small and marginal farmers is launched in the district during 2017 – 18 and implemented for the past 4 years. Following achievement are made under this scheme in Dharmapuri District.



To mobilize SF & MF unto FIG, FPG & FPO

Share Knowledge on cost effective agricultural technologies.

Enabling access to Credit facilities

Retain Interest of Farmers in farming activities


All member farmers should be either small or marginal farmers

The member farmers should be in the age group of 18-70 years

Tenant farmers are also eligible Providing Pro

The member farmers should all reside in the same area / locality.

Formation of Farmers Interest Groups(20 Farmers per Group)

S.No. Department Agriculture Horticulture
Year Target Groups Formed Target Groups Formed
1. 2017 – 18 150 150 185 185
2. 2018 – 19 250 250 185 185
3. 2019 – 20 260 260 185 185
4. 2020 – 21 240 240 185 185
TOTAL 900 900 740 740

Formation of Farmers Producer Groups(FPG)

Farmers Producer Groups are formed by amalgamating five Farmers Interest Groups(FIGs) into  one  FPG. Formation of Farmers Producer Groups are completed in this district as furnished under:-



Department Agriculture Horticulture

No of FPGs Formed


Number of FPG Formed

1. 2017 – 18 30 37
2. 2018 – 19 50 37
3. 2019 – 20 52 37
4. 2020 – 21 48 37
TOTAL 180 148

 Functioning of FIGs and FPGs:-

The FIGs and FPGs are functioning well in the district in the following line of action.

  • Conducting regular monthly meetings.
  • Organizing Collective Cultivation Practices.
  • Making Collective Purchase of inputs.
  • Maintaining mandatory documents such as
  • Meeting minutes register.
  • Attendance Register
  • Cash Book
  • Proper Bank account and Pass book.
  • Savings Register
  • Loan Register
  • Participating in trainings and exposure visits organized for the groups to get well acquainted with the scheme.
  • Planning for collective marketing of the products.


All farmers are Eligible to avail this benefit.


The main objective (or) aim of this schemes in to convergence the benefits to the farmers from all Agricultural and allied department scheme to the farmers

How To Apply

The farmers by which their production, productivity and income of the farmer has been increased the departments involved in this scheme are Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,, Sericulture, Agriculture Marketing