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SMAM Scheme: Get 50% Subsidy on Latest Agricultural Equipment; Know How to Apply

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
Get 50% subsidy on agricultural equipment
Get 50% subsidy on agricultural equipment

In order to increase crop production using modern technologies, farmers must have the latest agricultural equipment. The Department of Agriculture has launched the Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization Scheme (SMAM) for this.

Farmers can apply for this scheme can go for online application. For this, farmers can download official notification and read the complete eligibility criteria. Here is brief information about the scheme and how you can benefit of it.

What are the Objectives of SMAM Scheme?

The SMAM scheme is started by the Central Government with the objective to provide financial help to all the farmers to purchase farming equipment. With this, every farmer will be able to use the latest technologies and will get better crop quality. With this scheme, farmers’ needs will be fulfilled with the aim of “Reaching the Unreached”. Central and State government will give 50% subsidy on all the Agricultural Equipment. Also, they will be given good quality seeds, pesticides, and enough water for the irrigation of crops.

Other objectives

  • Increasing the reach of Farm Mechanization to small and marginal farmers, and also in the regions where farm power availability is low.

  • Promoting “Custom Hiring Centres” to offset the adverse economies of scale arising due to small landholding and the high cost of individual ownership.

  • Creating awareness among stakeholders through demonstration and capacity-building activities.

  • Establish Farm Machinery Banks for custom hiring for appropriate locations and crops.

What are the Eligibility Criteria?

Any farmer of the country can apply for this scheme online. Women farmers can also apply.

What is the Application Procedure?

  • Visit the official website of the SMAM scheme, click here

  • In the “Registration” section, Click on the “Farmer” option on the homepage

  • Then, select your state, and enter your Aadhar number and “Submit”

  • After this, Enter the details and click on “Register”

What are the Important Documents?

  • Aadhar Card

  • Passport size photographs

  • Voter ID card

  • Right to Land to record while adding land details

  • Resident Certificate

  • Bank Passbook copy

  • Caste Certificate (if the applicant belongs to SC/ST)

State-wise important numbers

Here is a list of state-wise helpline numbers you might need;

  • Rajasthan- 9694000786

  • Punjab- 01722970605, 9814066839

  • Bihar- 9431414

  • Haryana- 95969012086

  • Uttar Pradesh- 0522-2204223, 9235629348

  • Uttarakhand- 0135-2771881

  • Jharkhand- 9503390555

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