Minor Irrigation,

Government of Uttar Pradesh

Schemes

Free of cost boring schemes is performing in the state from the year 1985 for the small and the marginal farmers. This is the flagship scheme of the department. This scheme has been implemented in the all districts of U.P. leaving alone highly extracted/exploited/critical development blocks.

Grant In Aid for Small and Marginal Farmers of General Category Caste.

The maximum limit of grant in aid of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs. 7,000/- respectively is fixed on the boring for the small and the marginal farmers of general category. Tilth / Ploughing limit of 0.2 hectare is fixed for general beneficiaries. Installing pump set is not compulsory on the boring by the farmers of general category, but the maximum grant of Rs. 4,500/- for small farmers and Rs. 6,000/- for marginal farmers is approved for the installation of the purchased pump set.

Grant In Aid for Scheduled Caste and Tribe:

The maximum limit of grant in aid of Rs. 10,000/- is fixed for boring by the beneficiaries of schedule Caste and Tribe. Restriction for minimum tilth / ploughing and compulsion for installing pump set is not imposed. After the boring expenses, the amount remaining in the Grant of Rs. 10,000/- is provided for purchasing other articles like reflex valve, delivery pipe, band etc. Maximum limit of grant of Rs. 9,000/- is approved for the installation of pump set.

EPD Grant for H pipe:

With a view to restricting dissipation of water and developing the skills of irrigation, provision has been made from the year 2012-13 that the grant towards 50% of the cost or maximum upto to the limit of Rs. 3,000/- for the pipe in the size ranging from 90 mm. minimum to 30 mtr. maximum upto the installation of H.D.P.E. pipe of 60 mtr. will be approved. In view of the demands of the farmers installation of H.D.P.E. pipe of 110 mm. size has been approved by G.O. No.-955/62-2-2012 dtd. 22, March, 2016.

Grant for Purchasing Pump Set:

The limit of the loan for the purchase of pump sets of different horse power having been fixed by the NABARD, the facility of loan may be availed from the banks for purchasing pump set. System of purchasing pump sets on cash basis from the district-wise registered pump set dealers is also implemented. In case of opting any procedure out of these alternatives the grant for purchasing of ISI mark pump set is approved.

Government orders regarding the scheme may be viewed on the link and for availing the benefit of the scheme the application forms may be downloaded from the link:

The boring depth in the most of the areas of Uttar Pradesh varies from 31 meters to 60 meters. The scheme for installing medium size deep tube well has been started by the Departmental. from May, 2004 for the farmers of alluvial area (leaving aside plateau area/highly extracted/ exploited/critical areas of development blocks) of the state. The farmers of all the caste/ category are eligible for this scheme. Irrigation of minimum 6 hectare of net land and 10 hectare of total land is necessary to be irrigated by the medium size deep tube wells. Boring is executed by small/light weighted ring machines. Approval for the use of well assembly tool of various sizes viz. 150 mm, 150 mm, 180 mm,150 mm, 200 mm, 150 mm, is available as per requirement.

Grant to words the construction of medium size deep tube well up to 50% of the cost or up to the maximum limit of Rs. 75,000/- is approved. Facility for purchasing various other articles like drilling, pipe, expenditure on other articles like construction of pump house and delivery tank and purchase of submersible pump and generator set is included in the cost of tube well.

Grant of Rs. 68,000/- for electrification is approved separately. Apart from this, grant of Rs. 10,000/- maximum is approved for the water distribution system.

In the event of boring being unsuccessful, 10% of the expenditure on the boring or up to the maximum limit of Rs. 1, 000/-, whichever is less, will be deducted from the deposit of the farmer and the remaining will be returned back to him.

The remaining amount of the grant is made available to the farmer after the verification of the expenditure on diesel pump set/electric pump set, submersible pump/generator, electricity connection and drainage construction.

Government orders regarding the scheme may be viewed on the link and for availing the benefit of the scheme the application forms may be downloaded from the link:

With the reason of ground water being at a very low level in few areas of the state, deep tube wells are being constructed in the deep and hard strata areas by the heavy ring machines. At present the facility of grant towards 50% of the cost or Rs. 1, 00,000/-, whichever is less, is approved under this scheme. Under this scheme though the provision for the boring extending up to the or more then depth of 60 meter is allowed but so far as the boring in the plateau/table land areas of the state is concerned, boring depth is not restricted, in case it is being made by D.T.H. ring machine. Farmers of all the categories are eligible under this scheme but the restriction being that the minimum of 20 hectare land is necessary to be irrigated by the constructed tube wells and tube wells in the highly extracted/exploited/critical development blocks will not be constructed. Under this scheme tube wells will be constructed only in those areas where shallow boring tube wells have not been constructed up to the extent of the diameter of 500 meters.

In the event of boring being unsuccessful, 10% of the expenditure on the boring or up to the maximum limit of Rs. 1,000/-, whichever is less, will be deducted from the deposit of the farmer and the remaining will be returned back to him.

Facility for purchasing various other articles like drilling, pipe, expenditure on other articles like construction of pump house, sump well and delivery tank, purchase of submersible pump set, generator set and purchase of electric/diesel pump set is included in the cost of tube well.

Grant of Rs. 68,000/- for electrification is approved separately. Apart from this, grant of Rs. 10,000/- is approved for the water distribution system.

Government orders regarding the scheme may be viewed on the link and for availing the benefit of the scheme the application forms may be downloaded from the link:

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Community Tube Well Scheme under minor irrigation program is implemented throughout for such hard and depth strata areas i.e. of Alluvial area (leaving highly extracted/exploited/critical category of development block) where either free of cost boring is not possible or where boring increases increasing more than the depth of 30 mtr.

None of the any other deep or medium deep tube well should be existing upto the range of 300 mtr. where the proposed tube well is to be constructed, the minimum command area of the proposed tube well must be 20 hectare, by which, apart from the agricultural fields of the community farmers being irrigated, the agricultural fields of the neighboring farmers will also be irrigated on the tariff levied by the committee of the community farmers.

Two types of collective group have been formed under this scheme-
  • Group of farmers abounding in scheduled caste/scheduled tribe
  • Group of general category farmers abounding in small and marginal farmers
  • In which (among the above group) priority will be given to other category farmers of scheduled caste/e.g. below the poverty line/minority category/other backward caste/tribes
Grant In Aid for the Tube Well Construction

PVC pipe will be used in the construction of tube wells. The expenditure on drilling, assembly, submersible pump, pump house, haudi, 110 mm HDPI pipe for water distribution system ranging upto 180 meters and electric connection for energy creation distribution will be included in the above cost.

  • For the farmer group abounding in scheduled caste tribe/100% upto the maximum limit of Rs. 5.00 Lakh
  • For the farmer group of general category abounding in small and marginal farmers 75% upto the maximum limit of Rs. 3.92 Lakh

Government orders regarding the scheme may be viewed on the link and for availing the benefit of the scheme the application forms may be downloaded from the link:

Grant of 50% of the real cost or maximum up to Rs. 7,500/- for In-Well Ring-Machine boring for the construction of tube well is approved only in those plateaus/table land areas of Jhansi, Lalitpur and Chitrakoot where tube wells by hand boring set is not possible to be constructed. Grant for the construction of tube well by the personal means or on the loan basis is payable/refundable. In the event of boring being unsuccessful 10% of the cost or maximum up to Rs. 400/- is charged from the farmers. The remaining expenditure is borne by the Govt. Facility of loaning from the bank for boring by In-Well-Ring Machine on rocky/plateau/table land wells is available.

The application forms may be downloaded from the link:

With the reason of boring job being difficult in all the districts of Bundelkhand and cross Yamuna plateaus/table land districts viz Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Chandauli and Allahabad, following scheme of grant-in-aid is approved for the installation of pump set for irrigation from natural surface water sources:
General Small Farmers- Rs. 4,500/-
General Marginal Farmers- Rs. 6,000/-
Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe Farmers- Rs. 9,000/-

Government orders regarding the scheme may be viewed on this link

With a view to using rain water for irrigation and recharging ground water, the construction of check dam/check dam cum ramp (psd MSe de jiVk) has been undertaken in the plateau/table land areas like Bundelkhand area for accumulation of rain water, better use of surface water, conservation of water and for augmentation of ground water. Maintaining the sustainability of the ground water has gained significance by and large for meeting the agricultural and various other requirements. On the average, construction of the check dams is the most important methodology for the above purpose. The rate of ground water recharging stands upto 0.9 Hectomtr/year only by the construction of a single check dam. After the initiation of check dam constructions by the Minor Irrigation Dept. from the year 1982, now this scheme has been widely implemented throughout the highly extracted/exploited /critical areas of the state. Such construction works including district plan, national rural drinking water program, I.I.D.F. and construction of check dam/check dams cum ramp of Bundelkhand package are being undertaken under this program. This is a community scheme. Following are the advantages of the construction of check dam/check dam cum ramp-

Maximum use of rain water

  • Augmentation in the underground water
  • Additional facility of irrigation
  • Development of transportation for the rural masses
  • Providing aid in the balance of ecology
  • Development of additional employment

  • Blast Wells
  • Bundelkhand and Vindhyachal regions consisting of 8 districts (Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Chitrakoot, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra & Chandauli) of Uttar Pradesh, where the most part of the land is covered by rocky strata, are being irrigated by the wells constructed by the Blasting technology. The Blast Wells may be either owned privately or owned by the community. The diameter of community blast well is 8 meter and its depth is 15 mtr. The diameter of private blast well is 4 mtr and its depth is 15 mtr. The average construction cost of community blast well is Rs. 10.00 Lakhs and the average construction cost of private blast well is Rs. 3.15 Lakhs. The blast wells have been constructed/are being constructed by the Minor Irrigation Dept. under the following schemes –

    Bundelkhand Package

    The private blast wells are constructed on the 100% expenditure of the Govt. For getting the benefit of the scheme, the farmer may contact Junior Engineer, Minor Irrigation Department at development block Level and may contact A.E., Minor Irrigation Department at district level.

    R.I.D.F.

    Community blast wells were to be constructed under this scheme. At present this scheme is complete, and approximately 100% target have been completed / achieved.

    Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Irrigation Scheme’s factor “Per Drop More Crop” = Other Interventions, A new scheme named as Redevelopment and Management of ponds larger than 1 Hectare falling in the areas of exploited & critical development segments, has been started from the year 2016-17 by the Minor Irrigation Department in which 40 percent of the funds will be provided by the state government and 60 percent by the central government. Apart from this, the Water Panchayat will be formed for the management and maintenance of each pond in this scheme and the work of Bio-energy Plantation will be done on the ponds.