SMAM Scheme Guidelines 2020-21

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SMAM Scheme Guidelines 2020-21

  1. Agricultural land area in the world has a limit, but the demand for food is ever increasing due to population growth. To increase productivity in the limited land so as to meet the expanding demand arising from population growth as well as higher income is a very important mission.
  2. The task assumes greater importance to India than the rest of the world considering that India accounts for 2.4% of the world’s geographical area and 4% of its water resources, but has to support 17% of the world’s human population and 15% of the livestock.
  3. To increase productivity, timely and precise fieldwork is necessary. To make it possible, agricultural machines take an important role.
  4. Among the states, farm power availability in Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and the western part of Rajasthan is higher than the national average of 2.02 kW/ha. In the rest of the country, especially in Eastern and North-East Regions, it is significantly lower which necessities the promotion of farm mechanization as a special Mission.
  5. Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) will be implemented in accordance with guidelines described hereunder.
  6. The scheme will be implemented in all the states, to promote the usage of farm mechanization and increase the ratio of farm power to the cultivable unit area up to 2.5 kW/ha.
  7. SMAM will have Central Sector Schemes under component No.1& 2 in which the Government of India contributes 100%. Centrally Sponsored Schemes are covered under component No.3 to 8 including Administrative and Flexi funds in which the Government of India contributes 60% and states contribute 40%except Northeastern states and Himalayan regions states where it is 90 %(Central Share) and 10% (State Share). For Union Territories, it is 100% center share

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