1. Eligibility Criteria:

Before applying, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the SMAM scheme. The main objective of this scheme is to provide agricultural machinery to poor and economically weak farmers. It aims to enhance farm mechanization for small and marginal farmers and regions with low farm power availability.

2. Application Process:

Follow these steps to apply for the SMAM scheme:

  1. Online Registration:
    • Visit the official SMAM website: SMAM Portal.
    • Select the appropriate option from the Registration dropdown menu.
    • Fill out the registration form with the required information.
  2. Submit the Application:
    • Provide accurate details such as your name, contact information, and farming details.
    • Ensure that you have the necessary documents ready, including proof of land ownership or tenancy.
  3. Review and Confirmation:
    • Double-check all the information you’ve entered.
    • Submit the form and wait for confirmation.
  4. Document Verification:
    • Authorities will verify your application and documents.
    • If everything is in order, you’ll receive further instructions.
  5. Benefit Disbursement:
    • Once approved, you’ll receive subsidies ranging from 50% to 80% for purchasing agricultural machinery.
    • The subsidy amount depends on the specific equipment and your eligibility.

3. Mission Components:

The SMAM scheme includes several components to promote agricultural mechanization:

  • Training and Demonstration:
    • Conduct performance testing for various farm machinery and equipment.
    • Promote farm mechanization through on-field and off-field training and demonstrations.
  • Post-Harvest Technology and Management (PHTM):
    • Demonstrate, train, and distribute post-harvest technology to farmers.
  • Financial Assistance for Machinery Procurement:
    • Provide financial aid to farmers for purchasing farm machinery and implements.
  • Custom Hiring Centers:
    • Establish custom hiring centers for location-specific machinery and implements.
  • High-Tech Equipment Hubs:
    • Develop hubs for hi-tech and high-value farm equipment.

4. Objectives and Benefits:

The SMAM scheme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance farm mechanization for small and marginal farmers.
  • Promote ‘Custom Hiring Centers’ to mitigate the challenges of small landholdings.
  • Generate awareness through demonstrations and capacity-building activities.
  • Ensure performance testing and certification of machinery.

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