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Borewell Subsidies - Govt. Schemes for Agricultural Purposes: Karwar, Karnataka

I am from Karwar(NK) District in Karnataka. I am a land owner with 3 acres of agricultural land. Are there any Karnataka government subsidies for borewell drilling or implementation that I am eligible for? Information regarding the same and also contact information regarding the relevant offices / officers will be appreciated.


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Dear Umesh,

You may contact Karnataka Minor Irrigation/ Groundwater Department about the ongoing programs in the state.

With regards,

Anita Bhatt
WES-Net India
New Delhi


Dear Umesh,

To my limited knowledge, there are no subsidies.


Lenin Babu
Assistant Professor
Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources
Institute for Social and Economic Change

3. Dear Umesh, My answer to a

Dear Umesh,

My answer to a similar question at gives the present policy of India in not encouraging farmers from sinking bore wells.

You can know from the latest budget analysis of Karnataka at that the State Government has provided a budget of Rs. 100 crore to the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board for providing drinking water to the newly-added areas through bore wells. There is no similar budget provision to pay subsidies for farmers sinking bore wells. There is not even provision to provide extension service to farmers sinking bore wells and thereby prevent them from wasting money on faulty well sinking operations.

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao Retired Professor of Geology Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati, AP 517502

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao, Professor of Geology Retired, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP 517502, India

4. Subsidies to farmers in Karnataka State

I will  be obliged if I am let known if subsidy can be claimed by farmers with larger holdings of agricultural lands and desiring to do agriculture on large scale?


Some quick responses will be appreciated

5. Need advise about loans in nationalized banks for agriculture

Dear all,

Please let me know what are all the loans available for agricultural crops as well as term loans in nationalized banks. Please advise me on the various schemes available in Karnataka

Best regards,

6. Is there subsidy for drilling borewell at Karwar, Karnataka


Would like to know if there are is any subsidy for drilling a borwell in Sadashivgad, Karwar for my coconut farm as there is shortage of water in the well.

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