APMIP

Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP), is the unique and first comprehensive project being implemented in a big way in Andhra Pradesh for the past 13 years. APMIP was launched in the month of November, 2003.The Project aims at improving the economic conditions of the farmers by conserving water, bringing additional area into cultivation with the available water resources, enhancing the crop productivity and production, quality, facilitating judicious usage of ground water, saving in power consumption and cost of cultivation. APMIP is being implemented with the assistance from Government of India, State Government and farmer contribution.

In view of the deficit Rainfall, Rain shadow regions, unpredictable rains and considerable depletion of ground water, the farming community realized the need to adopt the technologies of Micro Irrigation to achieve the concept of “More crop per Drop”. Government of Andhra Pradesh has set a goal to cover the entire potential area available in all the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh under Micro Irrigation, within the next five years.

GOI have formulated a new scheme, “National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture” (NMSA) with effect from 2014-15 which has been designed by converging, consolidating and subsuming all the ongoing as well as newly proposed activities / programmes related to sustainable agriculture with a special emphasis on Soil and Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency, Soil Health Management and Rain Fed Area Development. The existing National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) Scheme implemented up to 2013-14 was subsumed in to NMSA from 2014-15 onwards.

On Farm Water Management (OFWM) is one of the four components of National mission for sustainable Agriculture which focuses primarily on enhancing water use efficiency by promoting efficient On Farm Water Management Technologies and equipment. On Farm Water Management (OFWM) is implemented in the State through Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP).

Benefits of Micro Irrigation

Fruits
    • Water Saving
    • Enhanced plant growth and yield
    • Saving in labour and energy
    • Most suitable to poor soil
    • Control of weeds
    • Economy in culture practices and easy operations
    • Possibility of using saline water
    • Improves fertilizer efficiency
    • Flexibility in operation
    • No soil erosion
    • No land preparation
    • Minimizes the diseases and pest problems.
    • Suitable for all types of soils

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Scope of Micro Irrigation:

  • No of Bore wells / Open Wells present – 1,44,032 Nos
  • Micro Irrigation Potential Area available -1,43,454 Ha (3,54,331Acres)
  • Already Area Covered under Micro Irrigation – 107,064Ha (2,64,448Acres)
  • Balance Potential Area to be covered – 36,390Ha (89,883Acres)
2003-04 to  2018-19  Year wise Achievement details
Sl.No. Financial Year Target Drip Sprinkler Total
PHYSICAL FINANCIAL PHYSICAL FINANCIAL PHYSICAL FINANCIAL
No of Units Area in Ha Subsidy Rs. in Lakhs No of Units Area in Ha Subsidy Rs. in Lakhs No of Units Area in Ha Subsidy Rs. in Lakhs
1 2003-04 4000 47 58.93 9.08 1557 2691 100.88 1604 2750.21 109.96
2 2004-05 6680 156 252.94 43.25 1127 1425 77.88 1283 1677.67 121.14
3 2005-06 5200 1227 1810.84 358.76 945 1692 78.44 2172 3502.84 437.2
4 2006-07 5150 1135 1494.44 382.52 795 1739 76.91 1930 3233.44 459.43
5 2007-08 4200 1990 2416.71 625.15 797 1697 119.87 2787 4113.71 745.02
6 2008-09 6000 1776 2349.55 486.81 1656 1919 183.19 3432 4268.55 670
7 2009-10 4800 3084 2489.64 1269.45 1771 1771 240.47 4855 4260.64 1509.91
8 2010-11 5500 2388 2110.07 956.46 1498 1498 206 3886 3608.07 1162.47
9 2011-12 4254 3007 2447.48 1878.05 2285 2285 309.62 5292 4732.48 2187.66
10 2012-13 4190 2603 2256.6 1958.95 10 12 2.92 2613 2268.62 1961.87
11 2013-14 2900 3251 3053.41 2287.28 0 0 0 3251 3053.41 2287.28
12 2014-15 3696 3609 3449.69 2858.22 693 679.61 119.23 4302 4129.3 2977.45
13 2015-16 11860 3924 3601.95 2885.57 3855 3777.65 644.25 7779 7379.6 3529.82
14 2016-17 15000 7245 7475.33 6236.1 5079 6788.6 602.79 12324 14263.93 6838.89
15 2017-18 20500 12050 12693.85 10133.45 5836 8322.19 647.85 17886 21016.04 10781.3
16 2018-19 25000 10722 11949.61 11326.65 7269 10856.07 1651.57 17991 22805.68 10819.12
Total 128930 58214 59911.04 43695.75 35173 47153.12 5061.87 93387 107064.2 46598.52

Subsidy Details :

  • SC / ST under SF/MF farmers (up to 5 acres) up to Rs.2.00 lakhs – 100% Subsidy
  • SC / ST farmers (> 5 acres) up to Rs.2.00 lakhs – 90% Subsidy
  • Small & Marginal farmers (10 acres) up to Rs.2.00 lakhs – 90% Subsidy
  • Big farmers (Above 10 acres) up to Rs.4.00 lakhs – 50% Subsidy
  • Sprinklers All categories 50% subsidy
Explaining

SCHEMES / ACTIVITIES :

1. Types of Micro Irrigations Systems

Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project is adopted “Drip, Portable Sprinkler, Semi Permanent Sprinkler, Mini Sprinkler, Micro Sprinkler and Rain guns” Micro Irrigation Systems.

2. sources of Micro Irrigation system

Open well, Bore Well, Tanks & Canals are different sources of Micro Irrigation systems.

3.Type of Irrigation Techniques followed in Andhra APMIP for both Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

For Drip Irrigation system both Online and In line Irrigation methods followed as per the farmer crop spacing. For large crop plant spacing like orchid and oil palm crops “Online” methods like “Gravity-fed Family, Micro Jets, Micro sprinklers, Drippers / Emitters and Mini Sprinkler” methods are followed. For Small crop plant spacing like vegetable, flowers etc.. crops “In line” like “Surface and sub surface” methods are followed in Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project.

4.Who is eligible for subsidy

All farmers of Ahdhra Pradesh are eligible for Subsidy.

5. Drip Irrigation. How drip Irrigation Works?

Drip irrigation is a form of irrigation that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of many different plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. In this drip irrigation, water is applied near the plant root through emitters or drippers, on or below the soil surface. The soil moisture is kept at an optimum level with frequent irrigations. In this method irrigation water is conveyed on the surface in 12 to 16 mm diameter tubing’s fed from large feeder pipes.

6.Major components use in Drip Irrigations?

A. Control valves – It controls the discharge and pressure in the entire system.
B. Fertilizer / venturi Tank – It is slowly add a measured dose of fertilizer into the water during irrigation. This is one of the major advantages of drip irrigation over other methods.
C. Screen or Sand Filters – Cleans the water, remove fine material suspended in the water.
D. Lateral pipes – Mainlines, Sub main and laterals supply water from the control head into the fields. They are usually made from PVC or Polypropylene.
E. Drippers / Emitters – These devices used to control the discharge of water from the lateral to the plants.

7. Sprinkler Irrigation. How Sprinkler Irrigation Works?

Sprinkler irrigation is a method of applying irrigation water which is similar to natural rainfall. Water is distributed through a system of pipes usually by pumping. It is then sprayed into the air through sprinklers so that it breaks up into small water drops which fall to the ground. In the sprinkler technique of irrigation, water is sprinkled into the air and allowed to fall on the ground surface just like rainfall. The spray is done by the flow of water under pressure through small orifices or nozzles. The pressure is generally obtained by pumping. Through proper selection of nozzle sizes, operating pressure and sprinkler spacing the amount of irrigation water required to refill the crop root zone can be applied almost uniform at the rate to suit the infiltration rate of soil.

8. How to apply Drip or Sprinkler

Farmer can apply under APMIP scheme in every village wise Meeseva centers or District Micro Irrigation Project Directors office along with Land Document, Aadhaar card and live bank account proof. farmer is free to select the MI Supplier of his/her choice.

Crop wise Targets
Sl.No Crop Drip (Ha) Sprinkler (Ha)
1 Fruits 3000
2 Flowers 1000
3 Spices 3500
4 Vegetables 6500
5 Agricultural crops  (Sprinklers, Raingun) 12000
6 Convergence with Other Departments 1500
Total 15500 12000
Grand Total

The beneficiaries have to register their applications either for drip or sprinkler through online in Mee-Seva Kendra. target will be complete end feb-2020.
Planning and strategies for achieving action plan 2019-20

    • Through organizing training programme in the village level , Mandal, divisional, & district level Trainings planned to organize by involving Horticulture Officers, scientists, company representative and people representative.
    • Special focus on After sales and service to farmers to carry on maintenance & fertigation technick .
    • 1st Phase 312 training / AS&S programmes will be organized in June ,July. & Aug
    • 2nd Phase 312 training / AS&S programmes will be organized in Sept, Oct & Nov
    • 3rd Phase 312 training / AS&S programmes will be organized in Dec,Jan Feb & March.
    • Organizing Bio Metric Mobile Van campaigns for spot Registration at Villages by companies for creation of awareness on MIP.
      Top priority for giving SC and ST farmers on MIP. The MIAOs are exclusively deputed to cover No. of SC/ST beneficiaries left over to avail M.I.companies
    • Convergence with line department i.e. NREGS, Sericulture and Agriculture department for taking MIP in a large area to achieve target.
Working MI Companies in the Kurnool Dist.
Sl No M.I.Company Sl No M.I.Company
1 M/S AKSHAYA 16 M/S MAHANANDI
2 M/S ANANTHA 17 M/S NAGARJUNA
3 M/S ASTHA 18 M/S NANDI
4 M/S BHUMI 19 M/S NETAFIM
5 M/S CAPTAIN 20 M/S NIMBUS
6 M/S EMTELLE 21 M/S PARAGON
7 M/S EPC 22 M/S PREMIER
8 M/S FINOLEX 23 M/S RIVULIS
9 M/S FLOWTECH 24 M/S RUNGTA
10 M/S GLOBAL 25 M/S SIFLON
11 M/S GODAVARI 26 M/S SIGNET
12 M/S JAIN 27 M/S SRI ANJANI
13 M/S KISAN 28 M/S TEXMO
14 M/S KOTHARI 29 M/S SUDHAKAR  Plast
15 M/S KUMAR 30 M/S SUDHAKAR Irrigation

 

Human Resources in APMIP-Kurnool
Sl.No. Name of the Post No of Working
Regular Staff
1 Project Director 1
2 Asst. project Director 2
3 Superintendent 1
Outsourcing Staff
1 M.I.Engineer 5
2 MI Crop Co-ordinater 3
3 MI Area Officer 25
4 Accountant 1
5 Sr.Assistent 1
6 Jr.Assistent 2
7 Computer Operator 5
8 Office Asstant 2
APMIP Officers Contact No
Sl No Designation of the Officer Contact No
1 Project Director 7995087059
2 Asst. Project Director 7995087089
3 Superintendent 7995010105
4 M.I.Engineer-1 7995010106
5 M.I.Engineer-2 7995010107
6 M.I.Engineer-3 7995010108
7 M.I.Engineer-4 7995556227
8 M.I.Engineer-5 7995078264
9 M.I.Crop Co-Ordinater 7995010109
10 M.I.Crop Co-Ordinater 7995010110
11 M.I.Crop Co-Ordinater 7995078271
12 Office Land line 08518 – 279724

On going activities:

  • Awareness Campaigns are being conducted to create awareness among the farmers about M.I.Systems at Village / Mandal Level.
  • After sales service campaigns are being conducted at village level to solve working problems of installed M.I.System
  • Convergence Campaigns are conducted with NREGS, Horticulture & APMIP field staff.
  • Pamphlets are being distributed to create awareness.

 

Project Director
APMIP – Kurnool.

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