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The APSIDC was established in 07-09-1974 as a State Government under taking organization with the objective to provide irrigation facilities to upland areas by lifting surface water, Sub surface water and Ground water.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is providing funds for taking up of lift irrigation schemes under various programmes such as State plan, RIDF & AIBP. Under AIBP, the Central Government is providing grant up to 75% and balance is funding by the State Government.

All small and marginal farmers are eligible for requesting LI Scheme. The ayacut proposed should be in contiguous block. The big farmers in the contiguous block will also be considered. The ayacut in which the population of SC/ST farmers more than 40% shall be taken up under respective SCSP Programme/TSP Programme besides normal programmes.

  • The farmers (Beneficiaries) should give the requisition to provide LI Schemes by themselves/Public representatives duly furnishing their names, father names, survey numbers, extent in survey numbers, status of farmers (SF/MF/BF), Aadhar card number, Caste in the case of SC/ST along with caste certificate and ayacut map (Village map) of the area for which the scheme is to be provided.

  • The filed officers of APSIDC shall inspect the site and verify the necessity of LI Scheme, availability of water in the source, economic viability, involvement of Forest land/Government land including non ayacutdars ayacut. The minimum ayacut for providing LI Scheme is 250 acres with minimum beneficiaries of 50 No’s, whereas for consideration under SCSP/TSP Programme, the minimum ayacut is 75 acres with minimum beneficiaries of 20 No’s.

  • If the site is feasible, the Hydrological clearance/Ground water clearance proposals shall be submitted to the competent authorities for seeking Hydrological clearance/Ground water clearance

  • After receipt of necessary required clearance from the competent authority, the detailed report will be prepared and submitted to the Government for according administrative sanction. The consent of beneficiaries on Rs.100/- non judicial stamp paper for donating land at free of cost for execution of structures, laying of pipeline and for maintaining the scheme after its completion should be incorporated in the DPR. The Benefit-cost ratio of the scheme should be more than 1.

  • After receipt of administrative sanction, the scheme works will be grounded by following the Tender procedures prevailing

  • During execution of scheme works, the beneficiaries should form a Beneficiary Committee with registration under MACS Act/Society Act. The committee members shall be given training on the maintenance of schemes, accounting procedures and other related aspects.

  • After completion of works and commissioning of the scheme, the personnel appointed by the Beneficiary Committee shall be given training in operation of pumps during the maintenance period. After completion of maintenance period, the scheme will be handed over to the beneficiary committee for further maintenance.

  • The dedicated power lines will be provided for the schemes having contracted pump capacity of 75 HP or above for 16 hours power supply per day.

  • The current consumption (C.C) charges are now being paid by the Government and the committee has to give undertaking that C.C Charges will be paid by themselves as per Govt’s decision.

After completion of defect liability period, the APSIDC shall handover the LI Schemes to the Beneficiary committees for further maintenance. The Beneficiary committee has to position the pump operators, Laskars, Accountant, Watchman etc for Operation & Maintenance (O & M) of the LI Schemes. The Beneficiary committee has to identify One local Mechanic/Agency who can carry out the Minor repairs, to keep the LI Scheme in running condition by entering into Annual Maintenance contract (AMC) with the local Mechanic/Agency.

  • The training programmes organized by APSIDC for sustainable maintenance of the LI Schemes are stated below.

  • Registration of Beneficiary committees.

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Beneficiary committee and members.

  • Roles and responsibilities of pump Operators, Laskars and Accountants

  • Importance of collection of corpus fund (Water Rate Charges).

  • Ayacut Development.

  • Water conservation, Water Management, Crop diversification Techniques and interrelated pest and Nutrient Management techniques.

  • Promotion of Horticulture, Floriculture and Vegetable Cultivation (i.e Value added Crops).

  • Promotion of Annual Maintenance contract (AMC).

  • Operation and Maintenance (O & M) of LI Scheme

  • Conducting of Audit of Accounts

  • Book keeping, Opening of Bank accounts and its Operations for transparency of Accounts.

  • Conducting of General body and Executive Committee meetings and recording of Minutes of the meetings.

  • Exposure visits to successful LI Schemes.

  • Importance of DCB (Demand, Collection and Balance) of water Rates of IDC Schemes.

During maintenance period done by the department, the Beneficiary committee should know the cost of consumables and other miscellaneous maintenance expenditure. The Beneficiary committee should consider the wages to be given to the Pump Operators, Laskars, Watchman, Accountant etc. probable expenditure on Electro – Mechanical and Civil works, consumable cost and other overheads and also the ayacut irrigated in a season/year in arriving the water rate. The committee should also consider the wear & tear of the equipment and other sudden failures in arriving water rate and keep the sufficient corpus fund for sustainability of the scheme. The water rate per acre to be paid by the ayacutdars to the Beneficiary committees shall be discussed in the General body meeting and fix the amount to be paid per acre as per the approval taken in the General Body meeting (i.e as per the decision taken by majority of the members). The amount shall be utilized by the Beneficiary committee for payment of wages of operators, Laskers, Accountant, Watchman, cost of consumables and other miscellaneous expenditure.