AP Jalayagnam Scheme

About AP Jalayagnam Scheme

Jalayagnam Or Jala Yagnam, (Water Worship), Is A Water Management Program In India. It Has Been Implemented By Chief Minister Of Andhra Pradesh Late Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy As An Election Promise To The Farmers Of The State, To Bring 8.2 Million Acres Fieds (8.2 Million Acres) Under Irrigation In Five Years.

Main Key Feature Of This Programme

  1. Under The YSR Jala Kala Program Of NAVARATNALU, Government Has Decided To Drill Free Borewells To Needy And Eligible Farmers In All Thirteen (13) Districts Of The State For The Purpose Of Irrigating Every Acre Of Arable Land.
  2. The Borewell Sites Shall Be Identified Scientifically By Conducting Ground Water Surveys Before Taking Up The Drilling.
  3. Any Farmer Without An Existing Borewell And With A Contiguous Land Of 2.5 Acres Is Eligible. If The Farmer Is Not Having Contiguous Land Of 2.5 Acres, A Group May Be Formed And Can Apply For Free Borewell.
  4. Priority Shall Be Given To Small & Marginal Farmers And SC / ST / Women Farmers.
  5. Farmers Can Apply For Free Borewell Through Online Or Offline Through Village Secretariat And VRO Will Verify And Forward The Application To Concerned APD / MPDO.
  6. Assigned Drilling Contractor Will Conduct Ground Water Survey By Engaging Qualified Geologist And Submit The Feasibility Report To Concerned APD / MPDO For Generating Estimate.
  7. PD Will Take Administrative Approval From District Collector / JC, Aasara And Entrust The Work To Drilling Contractor.
  8. Information Regarding The Sanction Of Borewells Will Be Communicated To The Applicants At Each Stage Through SMS.
  9. The Digital Photograph With Geo-Tag Will Be Taken By The Concerned Authorities Along With Beneficiary In The Presence Of Drilling Contractor After Completion Of Borewell Drilling.
  10. The Depth Of Borewell Drilled And Depth Of Casing Will Be Measured With Advanced IoT Enabled Equipments Minimizing Human Intervention.
  11. Payment To Drilling Contractors Will Be Made As Per The Predefined Success Rates Of Districts.
  12. If A Borewell Fails, A Second Borewell Will Be Drilled If Feasible.
  13. Construction Of Recharge Pit / Water Harvesting Structure Will Be Taken Up At Successful Borewell Site.
  14. Social Audit Will Be Conducted For All The Borewells Drilled Under This Program.
  15. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) Will Be Set Up At Headquarters For Effective Monitoring Of The Implementation Of The Programme.
  16. Roles & Responsibilities Of Various Functionaries For Implementation Of The Programme Are Defined And Are Included In The GO.
  17. District Collectors Will Guide And Direct All The Stakeholders For Effective Implementation Of The Programme.

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