Pattern of Assistance in Various Schemes of Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Min. of Agriculture, Govt. of India

[The subsidy pattern/level of assistance is illustrative and for ready reference only. Corresponding Scheme/Programme Guidelines may be consulted for verification before formulation of project proposal]


Soil Health Management


Broad Activity

Sub Activity

Pattern of Assistance

Name of Scheme

Soil Improvement thorugh INM approach

Supply of gypsum/pyrite/lime/ dolomite  

50% cost of the material + transportation limited to Rs. 750/- per hectare.  

 National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)  

Distribution of Plant protection chemicals  

Insecticides, fungicides, bio-pesticides, bio-agents, micronutrients, bio-fertilisers etc., @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 500/- per hectare.  


Adoption of organic farming  

 Rs. 10,000/- per hectare  

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)

Development of Vermi-Compost Unit  

 Rs. 50,000/- per unit (having dimension of 30’ x 8’ x 2.5’ or 600 cft, on prorata basis)  


Distribution of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) Vermi Bed  

 Rs. 8000/- per unit (having dimension of 12’ x 4’ x 2’ or 96 cu ft, on prorata basis)  


Promotion of Integrated Nutrient Management  

 Rs. 1200 /- per hectare (upto an area of 4 hectares)  


Supply of gypsum phosphogypsum / bentonite sulphur in wheat & pulses  

 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 750/- per hectare  

 National Food Security Mission (NFSM)  

Distributions of Micronutrients in wheat, pulses and rice  

 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 500/- per hectare  


Distributions of Lime/liming materials in rice and pulses

 50% of the cost of the material limited to  Rs. 1000/ha.  


Distributions of Bio-fertilizers (Rhyzobium /PSB)

 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 100/- per ha.  


Promotion and distribution of  micronutrients

 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 500/- per ha. and   / or Rs. 1000/- per beneficiary.  


Promotion of Organic Farming

Promotion of Organic Inputs on  farmer’s field (Manure, Vermi- compost, Bio-Fertilizers, Liquid/Solid Waste compost, Herbal  extracts etc.)

 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 5000/- per ha and Rs. 10,000/- per beneficiary.      


Adoption of organic farming  through cluster approach under  Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) certification      

 Rs. 20,000/- per ha subject to a maximum of   Rs. 40,000/- per beneficiary for 3-year term  


Support to PGS system for on-line data management and residue analysis      

 Rs. 200/- per farmer subject to a maximum of   Rs. 5000/- per group/year restricted to Rs. 1.00 lakh per Regional Council.


Upto Rs. 10,000/- per sample  for residue testing (Residue  analysis to be done in NABL Labs) 


Organic Village adoption for manure management and biological nitrogen harvesting     

 Rs. 10 lakhs/village for adoption of integrated manure management, planting of fertilizer trees on bunds and promotion of legume intercropping through groups/SHGs etc.


Demonstration on Organic Farming  

 Rs. 20,000/- per demonstration for a group of 50 participants or more    


Reclaimation of Problem Soil

Reclamation of Problem Soil

 Alkaline / Saline Soil : 50% of cost to a limit of Rs. 25,000/- per ha. and or Rs. 50,000/- per beneficiary.


Acidic Soil:  50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 3000/- per ha. and / or Rs. 6000/- per beneficiaries.