Magel Tyala Shettale
Magel Tyala Shettale
The farmers of Maharashtra especially in the rain-fed regions are often the victims of the unseasonal rainfalls. The government introduced a drought mitigation measure of constructing ‘farm ponds’ for rainwater harvesting. But the cost of erection is an additional burden on the farmers. The Government of Maharashtra launched the scheme Magel Tyala Shettale inviting the farmers to build farm ponds on their lands with the financial support offered by the Government.
Features of Magel Tyala Shettale
The scheme was implemented in phases where initially the assistance was directed towards 14 distressed districts. The scheme has been allocated Rs.204 crores for its implementation, and the benefit for 51,369 farm ponds has been directly transferred to the bank account of the farmer.
Under this scheme, the farmer is provided with the assistance of Rs.50,000 or a subsidy of 70 to 75% of the cost of pond whichever is less. The government has also announced a subsidy for the plastic sheet spread at the bottom of the shettale (farm pond).
Terms and Conditions For Shettale (Farm Pond)
- It is mandatory to complete all works of farm pond within three months from the date of approval.
- Applicant should own a bank account in any nationalised bank and must submit the photocopy of his account details of the account
- Any advance payment will not be issued.
- Applicant farmer will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the farm pond.
- Farm pond should contain an inlet and outlet facility.
Shettale Plastic sheet
The bottom of the pond is covered using a plastic sheet to avoid water seeping into the ground except in the case of rearing fresh water fish in the pond. The largest size of the plastic tarpal covering the area should be 30 meter X 30 meter X 3 meter in which the 3 metre is the surrounding height of the pond, the sheet covers. The lowest area of coverage is 15 * 15 * 3 meters. The size within the specified limit differs from district to district. The cost of plastic sheet for shettale varies from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per square feet.
- The demand for the farm pond can be made on satisfying the following conditions of eligibility.
- Any small or marginal farmers being a resident of Maharashtra are eligible.
- The scheme allows an individual farmer or a group of farmers to make a common pond.
- Farmers should possess at least 0.6-hectare agricultural land. There is no maximum limit.
- The location and the size of the shettale should be as per prescribed by the government and must be approved by the agricultural department.
- The beneficiary should be technically eligible, i.e., the farmer should explain and comply with all technical norms to fill the water in the shettale.
- An applicant who is already in receipt of the benefit of farm pond scheme is not eligible.
- Priority is given for the farmers under the banner Below Poverty Line and an inheritor of a person who committed suicide.
The following documents should be attached along with the properly filled application form.
- 8- A sample ( Applicant farmers total land holding as per 8-A)
- 7/12 extract
- Caste certificate
- Rs.100 stamp for group farmers only
- Nomination certificate of the suicidal farmers family member (If Applicable)
- Below poverty line certificate
- Adhar Card( If having)
Step 1: The eligible and interested applicants can visit the official website to apply online.
Step 2: Click Magel Tyala Shettale link that appears on the home page.
magel tyala shettale official website
Step 3: The login page for the online application appears. Enter the login id and password to enter the portal if already a registered user or click new user for registration.
Step 4: Register by filling out required details after which the user id and the password for entering the portal will be generated.
Step 5: Enter the portal using the login id and password. The application form appears. Furnish appropriate details. Upload scanned copies of the prescribed documents.
Step 6: Click Submit after checking the details provided. Print the application for future reference.
Track Application Status:
The status of the application made can be tracked clicking this link ‘Track Application’. Select the plan from the drop-down list, enter the application number and click search button.
The applicant can also approach the Agricultural Officer of the respective district or town who is appointed by the Agricultural Department of the Government of Maharashtra or can also inquire in the nearest panchayat, taluk office to apply offline for this scheme. The copy of the application form is provided below.Magel Tyala application form