TAD NewsDesk, Andhra Pradesh: In the spirit of continued endeavours to help the farmers, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government has launched the welfare scheme called YSR Jalakala Scheme. This scheme would aim at the excavation of free borewells as promised on the free borewell scheme to farmers in Navaratna.
The Chief Minister launched the scheme from the camp office on 28th of September, 2020. Farmers can apply for this scheme through the village volunteers or utilizing the online mode.
The farmers’ applications to excavate borewell would have to go through the following processes:
- Applications submitted by the farmers would be scrutinized by the VRO (Village Revenue Officer) at the village secretariat level.
- Then, it would go to the DWMA (District Water Management Agency) where the Assistant Project Director would review it.
- Next, the applications would be sent to a geologist in advance for a groundwater survey.
- Lastly, it will get the approval as soon as the technical part of the survey is over. Department of Geology has approved the application.
However, before drilling the borewell, another hydro-geological survey is to be carried out in the farmer’s field. The contractors will drill the bore and would be paid according to the success of the project. The government will fund it.
The following criteria would have to be fulfilled by the farmers to be eligible for this project:
- Farmers should have a minimum of 2.5 acres of land.
- If the amount of land is not enough, it could be constructed along with the neighbours.
- No previous borewell should have been constructed in the land before.
Government has also made provisions for the transmission of messages to the farmers and volunteers via SMS.
In case the project does not become successful the first time, the government would allow a second time with directions given by an expert geologist.
The list of required documents to apply for the scheme are as follows:
- White ration card
- Address proof of the farmer
- Land Passbook first and Second page
How to apply for the scheme?
- Farmers could visit the village volunteer.
- Or could also apply through the online website.
To apply, click on the link given below: