Farm Mechanization


Agriculture Mechanization project on BOOT 'Build-Own-Operate-Transfer' basis is being implemented by Development Support Agency of Gujarat (D-SAG), Tribal Development since 2010-11. The MOU of this project was undertaken between John Deer Company and D-SAG, TDD and its implementation is being done by 4 NGOs across Gujarat. The project was conceptualized to increase resource use and crop productivity by providing total farm machinery solutions to the tribal farmers of Gujarat. Under the project 8 Agriculture Implement Resource Centres (AIRCs) have been set-up 4 tribal districts in 5 Tribal blocks to cater around 10,000 farmers per year as stated below:

Sr. No.NGODistrictTalukaCenter
1ANARDE FoundationValsadDharampurKaranjveri
2   Khanda
4NM SadguruDahodDhanpurGohelwagha
5    Kakadkhila
6   Vansiyadungri
7Shroffs Foundation TrustChotta UdaipurChhota UdaipurChhota Udaipur
8  Pavi JetpurPavi Jetpur

Under the project Tribal Farmers can avail implements in the following manner:

  • The APL Tribal farmers can avail mechanized implements at a subsidized rate of 25% of the market rate; for which budgetary provision will be made from state fund.
  • The BPL Tribal farmers can avail mechanized implements at a subsidized rate of 50% of the market rate.

The following implements have been provided under the project in the 8 AIRCs:

Sr. No. Implements Units
1 Tractors 52
2 MB Plough 16
3 Cultivator 48
4 SCFD 48
5 Post Hole Digger 8
6 Thresher 48
7 Trailer 48
8 Reaper 48
9 Rotary Tiller 48
10 Disc Harrow 8
11 RAAP 48
12 Terracer Blade 8
13 Disc Ridger 8
14 Laser Leveler 1

More than 53,800 farmers have been benefited under the project in the last five years 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 (April to till January 31st, 2016). Status of the project is as follows:

Status of the project 2011-12 2012-13 2013-142014-152015–16
April-15 to Jan-16
No. of Beneficiaries covered 9,807 14,422 13,91310,6885,064 53,894
Usage of tractor in Hours 28,851 31,544 26,16316,2377,033.16 1,09,828.2
Acres of land covered 10,471 14,129 11,2729,2555,450.94 50,577.94
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