Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project
 
Project Details :

APMIP was launched on November'2003 with an objective of enhancing the crop productivity by improving the water use efficiency through Micro irrigation systems. From 3-11-2003 to 31-03-2013 a total area 9.75. lakh ha., has been covered with Micro irrigation system in all 22 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

   
The salient features of APMIP are 
    
    • First Project on Microirrigation in India.
    • Use of only BIS certified products.
    • Use of fertigation equipment.
    • Operation & Maintenance by MI companies for 5 years.
    • Penalties to MI supplier for violations.
   
Objectives 
    
    • Increased crop productivity
    • Improved quality of agriculture produce.
    • Conservation of water and sustainable use of water.
    • Higher energy efficiency in agriculture sector.
    • Higher fertilizer use efficiency and saving in fertilizer.
    • Savings on power consumption.
    • Saving in labour expenses.
    • To empower the farmers with improved technological packages including new growing methods, irrigator fertigation and crop management practices to overcome unpredictable agricultural diverse conditions.
   
Special benefits proposed by Government and banks (Apart from subsidy)
   
 
    • Cost of MI system reduced through fair and effective negotiations.
    • Payment of 5% VAT by APMIP on behalf pf the beneficiary farmer.
   
Systems provided
   
 
    • Drip – Online, Inline & Micro Jets for oil palm
    • Sprinkler - Semi permanent sprinkler system
   
Subsidy eligibility
   
 
   
Implementing Agency
   
     State Level
 
  •     APMIP is implementing by Horticulture Department, with the following organization pattern.
   
 
ORGANOGRAM (STATE LEVEL)
 
 

   
   
     District level
 
 
APMIP is implemented through the Project Directors of APMIP at the district level under the chairmanship of District Collector. PD is assisted by one Assistant Project Director and supported by two MI Coordinators (B.Sc – Ag/Horti. Graduates) one MI Engineer at the district level and 8-20 MI Area officers for field level coordination  
   
 
ORGANOGRAM (DISTRICT LEVEL)
   
 
   
Methodology Adopted for ensuring Quality
   
 
For all MI Components the BIS specifications are given. All registered firms have been asked to adhere to the specifications given. The firms have to emboss their name on the pipes supplied by them. APMIP entered into an MOU with CIPET for conducting quality tests of MI components.  Stringent penalties are levied in case of supply of poor quality material.
   
Flow chart of implementation of APMIP
 

   
Monitoring and Evaluation
   
 

Regular quality monitoring is ensured through test sampling by CIPET, Hyderabad.

   
        Monitoring of
 
      • Benchmark Survey by capturing GPS
      • Irrigation system design & Bill of quantities
      • Quality of products used.
      • Agronomic & Maintenance services after system installation.
      • Time lines of programme implementation
   
        Evaluation of
 
      • Yield improvement
      • Water saving
      • Power saving
      • Savings in cost of cultivation
   
     Online Performance Monitoring
 
 

TCS developed the software for online reporting system for all 22 districts, which facilitates,

   
        Facilitates
 

         Daily progress reports and MIS

         Financial tracking

         Process monitoring

         Performance monitoring

         CFMS development is under progress

   
List of MI Companies participating in APMIP
   
     Drip & Sprinkler Companies
        M/s EPC Industries Ltd., Nasik.
        M/s Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Jalagoan.
        M/s Parixit Industries Ltd., Ahmedabad.
        M/s Premier irrigation Equipment Ltd., Calcutta.
        M/s Rungta Irrigation Ltd., Yanam.
        M/s Greenfield Irrigation Ltd, Hyderabad.
        M/s Sudhakar Plastic Ltd, Suryapet, AP.
        M/s Swati Storewel Ltd, Parwanoo, HP.
        M/s Nagarjuna Palma India Ltd., Hyderabad.
        M/s Kumar Enterprises, Hyderabad.
        M/s Nandi Plasticisers Ltd, Nandyal, AP.
        M/s Godavari Polymers Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad.
   
     Drip Companies
        M/s Haritha Irrigation Products Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad.
        M/s Plastro Plasson Irrigation India Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
        M/s Netafim Irrigation India Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara.
        M/s. Evergreen Irrigation, Karnataka.
        M/s. Kisan Irrigation Ltd., Maharashtra.
        M/s. Megha Agrotech Private Ltd., Karnataka.
        M/s. Agroplast, Karnataka.
   
     Sprinkler Companies
        M/s Satya Sai Polymers, Hyderabad.
   
     Semi Permanent & Portable Sprinkler Companies
        M/s.Nandi irrigation systems limited.
   
Selection of beneficiaries
   
 
All eligible farmers are selected through Gram sabha. Special teams constituted comprising the officers of APMIP, Horticulture, Agriculture, Sericulture, Sugar Departments and representatives of MI companies and Bankers, visit all potential villages and sensitize the farmers, The teams conduct a detailed village wise survey while involving the Panchayathraj institutions and prepare a list of eligible farmers along with details of land holding, crop being grown / to be grown, estimated cost of the Micro irrigation system, etc. The final list of beneficiaries will be approved in the Gram sabha.
   
Training and Capacity building
   
 
Appropriate communication strategies coupled with exposure visits undertaken to the farmers at field level would make the farmers accept Microirrigation as means to achieve higher productivity by increasing water use efficiency. The systematic trainings are undertaken involving PFDCs, KVKs, RARIs, CIPET, ESCI, CRIDA, AFC, CEE, etc. Training methodology includes off farm: Lecture, FGDs, Open discussions using Flip Charts, Video films, etc. During 2006-07 about one-lakh farmers were trained.
   
Impact study on Microirrigation in AP
 

The AP Productivity council has conducted an independent and detailed third party survey in 5.08 lakh ha belonging to 3.66 lakh farmers up to March’2009, on impact and status of MIP. For the area covered during 2009-10, the impact study is under process through AP Productivity Council.

 The other observations are:

         3.52 lakh farmers (96%) informed -saving of water with 25-50%

         3.44 lakh farmers (94%) opined- achieved increased yield with 25-50% in case of Drip and 50% in case of sprinkler.

         2.93 lakh farmers (80%) indicated -savings in labour cost by more than Rs.2000/- per acre per annum

         3.29 lakh farmers (90%) claimed - increased of income from. Rs.10,000/- to 25,000/- per acre per annum.

         100% additional yield in case of Sugar cane

         2.81 lakh farmers felt - incidence of pests reduced

        Third party verification of all the installations of 2010-11 & 2011-12 was entrusted to the following agencies @ Rs. 75/- per installation.

 

S. No

Name of the Organization

District Allotted

 
 

1

SWEEP

Srikakulam

 

2

IRS

Guntur

 

3

REEDS

West Godavari

 

4

STYS

Anantapur

 

5

RISES

Prakasam

 

6

APITCO

Nellore

 

7

PAID

Chittoor

 

Kadapa

 

8

Skilpro

Warangal

 

9

RSDS

Kurnool

 

10

GRES

Karimnagar

 

11

ICMR

Adilabad

 

12

FRSD

Nizamabad

 

13

Potana

Rangareddy

 

Visakhapatnam

 

Khammam

 

Nalgonda

 

14

STYS

Vizianagaram

 

East Godavari

 

15

APPC

Mahabubnagar

 

Medak

 

16

FRSD

Krishna

 

 

MI Companies participating in APMIP:
   
 

a)  Drip & Sprinkler Companies

01.M/s EPC Industries Ltd., Nasik, Maharastra.

02. M/s Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Jalagoan., Maharastra

03. M/s Parixit Industries Ltd., Ahmedabad., Gujarat

04. M/s Premier Adritec Equipment Ltd., Calcutta., West Bengal

05. M/s Rungta Irrigation Ltd., Yanam. Pandichary

06. M/s Greenfield Irrigation Ltd, Hyderabad., Andhra Pradesh

07. M/s Sudhakar Plastic Ltd, Suryapet, Andhra Pradesh.

08. M/s Swati Storewel Ltd, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh.

09. M/s Nagarjuna Fertilizer Chemical Ltd., Hyderabad, A.P

10. M/s Kumar Enterprises, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

11. M/s Nandi Plasticisers Ltd, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh.

12. M/s Godavari Polymers Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

13. M/s. Kisan Irrigation Ltd., Maharashtra.

14. M/s Haritha Irrigation Products Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, A.P

15. M/s. Nandi Irrigation Systems Ltd, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh

  b) Drip Companies

16. M/s. Netafim Irrigation India Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara, Gujarat

17. M/s. Finolex Plasson Industries Ltd., Pune, Maharastra

18. M/s. Agroplast, Karnataka

19. M/s. Evergreen Irrigation, Karnataka.

20. M/s. Megha Agrotech Private Ltd., Karnataka.

21. M/s Bloom Irrigation Systems Pvt. Ltd.

22. M/s Kothari Agritech Pvt. Ltd., Sholapur.

23. M/s Vishaka Irrigation Pvt. Ltd.

24.M/s Bangaru Irrigation Systems, Andhra Pradesh

25. M/s. Signet Industries ltd.

26. M/s.Kriti Industries (India) Ltd., M.P

27. M/s. Harvel Agua India Private Ltd.

28. M/s. John Deere, Pune, Maharastra

29. M/s. Anantha Biotech & Allied Industries, Anantapur. A.P

   
Selection of beneficiaries:
 

All eligible farmers are selected through Gram Sabha. Special teams constituted comprising the officers of APMIP, Horticulture, Agriculture, Sericulture, Sugar Departments and representatives of MI companies and Bankers, visit all potential villages and sensitize the farmers, The teams conduct a detailed village wise survey while involving the Panchayathraj institutions and prepare a list of eligible farmers along with details of land holding, crop being grown / to be grown, estimated cost of the Micro irrigation system, etc. The final list of beneficiaries will be approved in the Gram Sabha.

   
Training and Capacity building
  Apt communication strategies coupled with exposure visits undertaken to the farmers at field level would make the farmers accept Microirrigation as means to achieve higher productivity by increasing water use efficiency. The systematic trainings are undertaken involving PFDCs, KVKs, RARIs, CIPET, ESCI, CRIDA, AFC, CEE, etc. Training methodology includes off farm: Lecture, FGDs, Open discussions using Flip Charts, Video films, etc.
   
Details of Project:
 

16.1  Progress of the project from inception

                                                                   (Area in ha) (Rs. in Crores)  

S. No

Period

Physical Achievement

Financial Achievement

No. of farmers covered

Drip

Sprinkler

Total

State

GoI

Benef.

Contri

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

1

2003-06

80496

85790

166286

200.63

9.34

210.07

420.04

121451

2

2006-07

66258

23750

90008

91.13

112.77

123.80

327.70

63618

3

2007-08

90000

30000

120000

158.94

145.59

101.45

405.98

93140

4

2008-09

95641

36202

131843

166.88

154.08

85.32

406.28

114027

5

2009-10

108311

38472

146783

381.31

245.04

66.24

692.59

167846

6

2010-11

91345

38340

129685

309.58

173.25

49.14

531.97

137549

7

2011-12

81857

28206

110063

318.27

296.63

61.13

676.03

123773

8

2012-13

80529

237

80766

312.00

298.93

60.36

671.29

85760

Total

694437

280997

975434

1938.74

1435.63

757.51

4131.88

907164

 

16.2 Year wise No. of beneficiaries covered

 

Year

Number of Farmers Covered under the Scheme

Total

SC

ST

Others

Women

2003-04

17432

1569

882

14981

 

2004-05

46894

1266

1158

44470

 

2005-06

57125

7352

5426

35907

8440

2006-07

63618

4424

4522

44133

10539

2007-08

93140

5579

5400

63439

18722

2008-09

114027

7233

6221

82426

18147

2009-10

167846

16597

9771

115601

25877

2010-11

137549

22185

13078

78760

23526

2011-12

123773

20852

12499

70134

20288

2012-13

85760

19465

9405

44111

12779

Total

907164

106522

68362

593962

138318

 

List of Enclosures
 

GOs

            Prices GOs

1. GO.Rt.No.1157, Dt:13-11-2006

2. GO.Rt.No.1053, Dt:16-08-2007

3. GO.Rt.No.1581, Dt:08-11-2010

Subsidy GO

1. GO.Ms.No.251, Dt:22-10-2011

   

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