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Andhra Pradesh Launches YSR Jalakala Scheme 2020; Direct Link to Apply for Free Borewell Here

P. Godha Hiranmayee
P. Godha Hiranmayee
YSR Jalakala scheme
YSR Jalakala scheme

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government, which is ramping up welfare schemes in Andhra Pradesh implementing 90% of the promises has recently fulfilled yet another crucial promise. It is learnt that another key decision has been taken as part of the YSR Rythu Bharosa Scheme to support small scale farmers. In this backdrop, the government will reportedly launch YSR Jalakala scheme for excavation of free borewells as promised on free borewell scheme to farmers in Navaratna. To this end, the Chief Minister will launch the scheme from the camp office on the 28th of September month.

Farmers have to apply for this scheme through the village volunteers in their respective area & through online as well. Applications made by farmers are scrutinized by the VRO (Village Revenue Officer) at the village secretariat level. From there, the DWMA (District Water Management Agency) Assistant Project Director sends the applications to a geologist in advance for a groundwater survey & later it will be given administrative approval for the application as soon as it is technically reviewed & approved by the Department of Geology. However, before drilling the borehole, a hydro-geological survey is carried out on the farmer’s field following the laying of the bore. Following the permit, the contractor will drill boreholes at the site. The bills are paid to the contractor depending on the success rate of the boreholes. 

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

As per the guidelines, a farmer should have a minimum of 2.5 acres & a maximum of 5 acres of land. Otherwise the farmers were given the opportunity to lay the borewells in collaboration with neighbors if they did not have much land. Moreover, no previous bore well construction should have been undertaken on that land. The government has specially prepared software for this scheme. The day on which the farmer drills the bore on the farm is also informed to the farmer through phone via SMS & volunteers. If the borewells fails in the first phase, it is possible to drill in the area specified by the expert geologist for the borewell second time. 

Important Documents for YSR Jalakala

  • Application Form

  • White ration Card

  • Address Proof of the Farmer

  • Land Passbook First and Second Page

How to apply for free borewell scheme?

Farmers who are interested can either apply by visiting the Village Volunteer or through the Online website. You can also apply through the link given below;

Click to apply

https://www.digitria.in/ysr-jalakala-scheme/

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