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Small Farmer Certificate

Small Farmer Certificate

Small Farmer Certificate

Agriculture plays an indispensable role in our country. Fifty per cent of the total population considers agriculture as the chief source of livelihood. Great parts of the farming community belong to the small and marginal category. But, there is a minor difference between small farmers and marginal farmers. Small farmers cultivate crops with an area between 1 hectare and 2 hectares whereas, marginal farmers cultivate crops with an area up to 2.5 acres. However, the two categories of farmers come under a single umbrella. In this article, we look the the marginal or small farmer certificate provided by Tamil Nadu government to these farmers to receive subsidies.


A farmer can get the following advantages while having marginal or small farmer certificate:

  • Farmers get 100% subsidy to install drip and sprinkler irrigation system.
  • Preferences are given to women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, ex-servicemen and differently abled.

Documents Required

The following documents should be possessed by farmers to avail the benefits of the scheme.

  • The application form should be duly completed by the applicant.
  • A copy of the Pattadar Passbook/ Deed/1B Extract/ Registered sale deeds of the Lands.
  • Self-declaration made by the farmer.

How to Apply

The farmers can register in this through the Meeseva Centres. The request made can be accessed and processed by the Tahasildar.

Step 1: Log on to the Meeseva

The applicant has to log on to the Meeseva home screen.

Step 2: Select Revenue Department

Under the List of Services, the user has to select the Revenue Department services.

Step 3: Select Issue of Small and Marginal Farmer Certificate Service

In Revenue Department services, the user has to select Issue of Small and Marginal Farmer Certificate Service.

Step 4: Issue of Small and Marginal Farmer Certificate Request Screen

Once selected, the Issue of Small and Marginal Farmer Certificate Request Screen will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Enter personal details

The following details have to be entered by the applicant:

  • Aadhaar No
  • Farmer’s Name
  • Father’s/Husband’s Name
  • District
  • Mandal
  • Village/Ward, Door No/House No
  • Locality/Land Mark
  • Pincode
  • Mobile No
  • Email ID
  • Ration Card No

Step 6: Enter land details

The following land details have to be entered:

  • District
  • Manda
  • Village
  • 1 B Khata No
  • Survey No
  • Land Type
  • The extent of Land and Land Units

Step 7: Enter Informant Details

The following information has to be entered to register an Informant.

  • Informant Name
  • Relation with Farmer
  • Delivery type

Step 8: Uploading the Documents

The required documents have to be scanned and uploaded in the application.

Step 9: Application Payment

The applicant has to click on Show Payment option. Based on the mode of delivery, appropriate service charges will be applied. Once the amount is paid, submit the request by clicking on Confirm Payment.

Step 10: Delivery of the Application

After submission of the form, the processing of the certificate will be initiated by the Tahasildar. Following his approval, the certificate will be delivered to the applicant.